recreational ice skating


 This adorable ice rink is a fun toy to take while traveling, especially on long car rides. It’s super easy and fun to make!

 Completed Flip Rink

Here’s what you will need:

  • A small, empty tin (we used an Altoids® tin)
  • A paperclip
  • Small paper Flip  (below)
  • Paper
  • Colored pencils, markers or crayons
  • Tape or craft glue
  • Strong magnet (we used two one-inch disk magnets stacked on top of each other)

Flip rink and Bryce 2

Flip n Fun hands nd magnets


Measure a piece of white paper to fit on the

underside of the tin’s lid. You can place the tin on the paper

and trace around it to get a good measurement.

Using scissors, cut out the small piece of paper, using the outline you traced as a guide.

Make sure to trim it so it fits into the underside of the lid. Now you are ready to draw a scenic background on the paper, using colored pencils, crayons or markers.

Next, tape or glue it in place on the underside of the lid.

Using scissors once again, print this page and cut out the Flip images as carefully as you can. Bend a portion of the paper clip up, leaving a good portion down to create a base, and tape Flip to it (front and back sides).

Now you’re ready to put Flip on the ice! Grab the magnets, slide them underneath the bottom of the tin and watch Flip glide!

 Don’t forget to have someone take photos of you and your creation and send them to editor@skateisi. org. We will feature them in Flip  ‘N’ Fun.

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