What you get
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!”
By the numbers
Airbrush pumps tested: 5
Balloons that escaped from early prototypes: 9
Total distance traveled by balloon cars during testing: >2 miles
It was very involved! We all enjoyed putting them together.
My son and I really enjoyed building the cars. He is 7 and could do most of the steps himself. It was great time spent together.
This reminded us of an animated children's YouTube channel where they race balloon boats. Rubber bands and balloons are totally replaceable which we love.