We all loved playing with racing cars. But have you thought of building your car? If you haven’t, don’t worry, this science project is especially for you. So, in today’s article, we’ll learn about how to make a balloon car. Let us begin.
Let us now have a look at the resources required to make a balloon car.
- Bottle Caps
Steps To Make A Balloon Car
Step 1: In the first step, we have to take a ruler and measure two pieces of straws equally and use a scissor and cut the straw into two pieces, and these pieces will be the axles of the car.
Measuring the straw with the ruler
Step 2: Use cardboard as a base of the car and tightly tape two straws under the base with the help of double-sided tape.
Adding a base to the car
Step 3: Take the balloons and use the scissors to trim the mouthpiece of the balloons.
Trimming the mouthpiece of balloons
Step 4: Slowly slide the straw inside the balloons about 5 cm and use the tape to make an airtight connection.
Sliding the straw
Step 5: Now, turn the base so that the straws are towards the bottom side. Choose the rare direction for the car and place the straws towards it. Use double-sided tape to secure the straws.
Attaching the straw
Step 6: Take the flat end of the skewer and measure it to 10 cm and then cut it by using the scissors. Slowly slide them into the straw attached to the base.
Measuring the skewer
Step 7: Take the bottle cap and draw four circles on the cardboard. They will be the wheels of the car. Use the ruler to draw two diameters of every wheel. Make sure you mark the center point. Now cut the wheels of the same size.
Preparing the wheel
Step 8: Now attach the wheels on the parallel axles in the centered holes. Make sure the wheels are parallel and perfectly aligned.
Things To Remember
- The tape needs to touch both the balloon and the straw.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.