We might all be better off
if we spend more time at the public library.
Trying to visualize a slingshot car launcher....matchbox cars?
I was planning to post a pic last night, but then I thought of all the work involved with hooking up cords and stuff, and then I decided to just go pour another beer instead.
My wife was supposed to photograph the finished project today - I'll post up some shots. Yep, Matchbox cars. Today we got started on the "Extreme Car Ramp" which is made out of two cereal boxes and some scrap cardboard. That's what's so cool about these homemade toys - it's just scrap material that you have around the house, but they're really well-designed and the finished product is pretty cool.
My kids are really proud of the fact that they made it themselves, which is really satisfying for me too. They're making the connections! They read the materials list and go gather all the things we need, and are really pumped about it. Way different from buying a Hot Wheels set at Walmart and snapping the pieces together, throwing the packaging away. We're re-purposing cardboard boxes from Christmas.
Stay tuned for pics of some of our cool projects.