Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Kid Crafts: Make a Hovercraft

This is a brilliant kid craft--so brilliant that you may indeed find yourself playing with it too. Not that I'd have any experience with that or anything. Not at all.

Homemade Hovercraft
You only need four things:
a CD
a push-up water bottle top
a balloon

Step 1
Superglue the water bottle top to the CD right over its center opening to make a valve. If you don't have a push-up water bottle top you can always use one from an old bottle of dishwashing detergent.

Homemade Hovercraft
Step 2
After the glue is dry and with the valve in the closed position, blow up the balloon and fix it over the valve in the middle of the CD.

Step 3
Place the hovercraft on a hard and flat floor (not carpet), let go of the balloon and pull the bottle valve to the open position. Watch it hover over the floor as the air escapes from the balloon through the valve.

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Anonymous said...

I love it! It tickles my fancy!!!
Yes, I will make one!!! at least one

Jill in MA said...

My son made one of these at a camp he went to at the Museum of Science Boston called "Toying with Science." Turns out we could have saved money by skipping camp and just sending him to your house! (Except for that darn airfare!)

Cathi said...

Too fun! I made a similar version with my Cub Scouts.

munir ardi said...

That's very creative I will try to make it too said...

Oh how fun! Thanks so much for the great tutorial, I'll be linking.

Kim said...

Easy and cheap. My kind of craft!

Jamie said...

This is such a cool idea! Thanks for posting!

momneverstops said...

That looks like fun! I think that would be a great project for next week in my at home daycare.

Robin Ange said...

Were you watching Terracuycle on garbage Moguls yeasterday? They were looking for ideas of what to do with used CD's this would have been awesome!

Ali said...


Stephanie said...

Cool! You come up w/ such fun projects for your kids.

Nancy Reyes said...

great. Linked.

Hani said...

Haha! Look at the trail it made of the floor. :)
Thanks for the idea. I never thought of using the drinking bottle top for this.