Cars 3 Blazing Balloon Challenge

In Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 racers check their friendships at the starting line, but they pick ’em up at the finish.

Recreate the action between Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm with this Florida 500 head-to-head balloon-powered race! Get some racers from Cars 3 here to blast this challenge into top gear!

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Players: 4+
What You'll Need
  • 2+ Cars 3 die-cast cars - buy them here
  • Balloons
  • Bendy straws
  • Washi tape
How To Make It
  1. Lay out your racetrack on a hard floor using the washi tape.

  2. Cut the straw a few centimetres past the bend so you have a mini bendy straw.

  3. Attach the balloon to one end of the straw, it doesn't matter which, and tape it in place.

  4. Bend the straw and tape to the top of the cars using washi tape so that the balloon is standing upright. Make sure to allow enough room to blow up the balloon.

  5. Blow up the balloons using the straws and hold your finger over the end until everyone is lined up.

  6. When you're ready to start the race, take your finger off the balloon and watch the cars race!

For an extra challenge, use books to make ramps and see if your cars and make it over the other side.
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