I have been asked, on more than one occasion, to get my daughter, Megan’s Slinky untangled. I have to say, I have perfected the technique. It’s a plastic Slinky. I’ve been told that if the metal ones get tangled, you might as well throw them away, because they get kinks in them and won’t work properly. A plastic Slinky, however, is easily fixed.
Simply hold the Slinky in both hands, with your right hand loosely grasping all of the coils up to the point of the tangle:
Then, roll part of the Slinky in your right hand away from your body as you twist the tangle toward the left side. The coils will continue to be gathered loosely in your right hand until the tangle has been worked out the opposite end.
Clear as mud? I wish I could do a video, but we currently have an untangled Slinky and I’d like to keep it that way. I think, once you’re working with a tangled one, you’ll see how easy is it to work the tangle out.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.