Bus Stop : Craft Project : Mini Eco Blog : Balloon hovercraft

Quick craft for kids // Balloon hovercraft

This is another brilliant tutorial from the clever Kate over at mini-eco. It reads like this …

BALLOON HOVERCRAFT TUTORIAL : MINI ECO BLOG

We live not too far from a science centre and my boys l-o-v-e going there. Last time we went there was a ‘balloon hovercraft workshop’ which we all loved.

Kids craft: Make a balloon hovercraft!

TO MAKE A BALLOON HOVERCRAFT YOU WILL NEED:
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+ A smooth floor
+ A balloon
+ Some glue (strong enough to glue plastic. You can use plasticine as an alternative)
+ An old drink bottle lid (with a valve)
+ An old CD

Kids craft: Make a balloon hovercraft!

Kids craft: Make a balloon hovercraft!

HOW TO
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1. Apply glue to the base of the lid. Use plenty (remember you are trying to create an air tight seal).
2. Press the lid onto the CD. Allow to dry.
3. Blow up your balloon.
4. Make sure the valve on your lid is snapped down, then attach the balloon to the valve.
5. Put your hovercraft on a smooth floor, release the valve and gently push it around.

Kids craft: Make a balloon hovercraft!

By the way the font above is called ‘The Skinny‘ and is available to download for free!

Have a look at the wonderful Mini Eco blog, (you’ll also see her book available to buy), over here, and you can also read the Q+A she did for us a few weeks back here. We just can’t get enough of her world. xo

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