Following the same principle as our mini magnet maze, is this very cool Christmas tree.
The cardboard baubles have a paperclip attached to they can be moved around the green tree with a magnet.
Make a Magnetic Christmas Tree
- Thick cardboard
- Paper clips
- Christmassy decorations
- 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.
More about Magnets
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 each other. Opposite poles attract.
More Christmas Science Ideas for Kids
We loved making these easy Christmas shadow puppets.
Grow your own Christmas crystals
Download our FREE Christmas science eBook for even more ideas.
Last Updated on November 29, 2022 by Emma Vanstone
That’s a great, and very Christmassy way to learn about Magnets! 🙂
Neat idea! Kitty has just started ‘doing experiments’ at school and is full of talk of light and dark and magnets at the moment so this is good timing!
ooooh, that’s good to know!
we love an experiment in this house *hunts out magnets*
We’d love to see what you make. xx
I know even my big boys would love this! Great idea… 🙂
maggy, red ted art
Awww how cute is this? Love it when you make science seasonal!
Oh that would be like Christmas magic – thank you for sharing.
So glad you like 🙂
Donna @ Little Lilypad Co
Oooh we love a bit of Christmas sparkle and I bet the children will love this.
It is so simple too!! Brilliant!!