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What you get
in Balloon Cars
Build and customize two balloon cars and get ready to roll with your own at-home race day! Add racing stripes and patterns to your cars with a hand-powered airbrush tool and stencils. Build out your cars and then, experiment and tinker with the wheels and balloon to see how fast they can go.
Everything needed, from materials to illustrated directions, is included, along with explore!, a bonus play & learn magazine with additional experiments, activities, and recipes.
Product line:kiwi Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“The way balloons zip around when they're released is super fun, but we wondered if we could harness that motion — so we strapped on wheels, added airbrush art, and the balloon car was born!”- The KiwiCo Product Design team
By the numbers
Airbrush pumps tested: 5
Balloons that escaped from early prototypes: 9
Total distance traveled by balloon cars during testing: >2 miles
Fun with Mama
I have boy girl twins, and it is sometimes challenging to find something that they will both enjoy and get excited over. This activity kept them both engaged, asking questions, experimenting with straw size and air flow, and even creating obstacles for the cars to drive over. It was amazing to watch their brains be so active!
This is our favorite kit from KiwiCo so far! Both kids, ages 2 and 6, loved playing with the balloon cars. They have held up to a lot of enthusiastic play the last few days! I was on a call for work when they started playing with these, and at first I heard shrieks that I thought were arguing. Then I realized they were shrieks of utter delight. Definitely recommend this kit!
These cars were a hit.