Magnetic Christmas Tree

Following the same principle as our Mini Magnet Maze , is this very cool Christmas tree. You can make the baubles move around like magic!



What you need

  • Paper
  • Thick Cardboard
  • Paper Clips
  • Magnet
  • Christmassy decoarations


  • Cut out  a paper tree and several round bauble shapes.
  • Decorate your tree.
  • Slide paper clips onto the baubles.
  • Use the magnet behind the tree to make the baubles move around.

Remember – not all metals are attracted to magnets, but iron and steel ( steel is mostly iron ) are.

All about Magnetism

Magnets attract some objects but not others and can be different strengths.

Magnets have two poles, we call one the north pole and one the south. Depending on which poles you place together they can either attract each other or repel. Opposite poles attract.

More Christmas Science Ideas

Christmas Shadow Puppets

Christmas Crystals

Candy Cane Goo

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Author: Emma Vanstone

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