Rubber Band Cars
Wednesday my oldest uttered the words “I’m BORED.” It was only day 7 into summer break; Houston we’ve got a problem. I listed 10 decent ideas and nothing worked. Instead, do to the ugly comments he made about my ideas, he chose to spend about an hour in his room, by himself. For the record, this is NOT the way I wanted to start my summer off…
I’ve been trying to think outside the box. I know that both boys loved their “STEM” class at school. Given this, I’ve been on pinterest looking for STEM projects they can do at home (I had no idea there were so many…thank goodness!)
My first simple/easy project -> RUBBER BAND CARS! I started them off with the idea, we discussed the concept and they are currently downstairs in the garage working on one (well, my middle is…with a friend…my oldest quit). Until I have pictures of our own to share (they haven’t seen any examples…so I’m interested to see what they come up with)…I thought I’d share some of the fun ones I found on Pinterest. I had no idea there were so many different ideas!
Check these out!!
I like this rubber band car from PBS kids because it explains the logic behind the rubber band car. While all the designs are wonderful, this one is great to start with so that your kid/tween understands the mechanics behind the rubber band car.
All three of my kids are HUGE fans of Legos. That’s why we LOVE this site. FrugleFun4Boys is one of my most favorite go to sites for activities. Of course Sarah has a Lego rubber band car (2 of them actually)
What I like about instructables rubber band car is that all it uses is cardboard, pencils and rubber bands. You are most likely going to have all three items around the house. So you should be able to make this one right away!
I’m betting if I were to show this one to my daughter, this rubber band car would attract her attention. Is that fair, probably not. But my daughter loves bling…and this one is covered in bling. My daughter loves STEM projects and BLING combined. And while any of these projects on this page could be “blinged” up…this one grabbed my attention b/c it already was.
What made the All For The Boys rubber band car fun is how the boys choose all of the items to make their cars by themselves. So the cars are quite original!
I thought your modern dad was a pretty cool one. He’s quite funny, and I’m betting as I continue to read his projects, I’ll enjoy his site even more!
Amanda’s rubber band car looked like a real race car! I don’t know if I’d have the patience to paint it like she did. But her’s definitely was really cool!
Inspirational Laboratories rubber band car is another angle at the traditional rubber band car. Similar to all the rest with just their fun twist by decorating it with tissue paper, Mod Podge, paint, markers, pom poms, googly eyes, etc.
I really hope these ideas helped someone out! Good luck!
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