Disclaimer: This is my daughter's car, so no comments about pink or the hearts, please!
Also, no pennies were harmed in the process of this Instructable!
Step 1: Supplies
- accurate scale.
- 3/4" drill bit and drill.
- some loose pennies.
- masking tape (optional).
- hot glue or epoxy (optional).
Step 2: Weight the car
Weigh your car and then add pennies to the scale till you reach the desired weight.
I've been told there are two rules to the Derby:
- If your car is overweight, you are disqualified.
- If your car is underweight, you loose.
For our derby, 5 ounces was the limit, and her car started out at 4.5 oz, so we only needed to add five pennies to get close.
Yes, the car does say "I love you Dad and Mom" on the bottom. That makes it go faster.