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Build a candle powered hot air balloon using painter's plastic, balsa wood, and birthday candles.
Cut the plastic and heat-seal the edges. Layout your materials on a large sheet cardboard. Pull out approximately 6 feet of the painter's plastic and cut it forming ...
Melt candles together and attach them to balsa. Again, an electric hot knife makes this step a breeze. A heated fork can achieve the same results. Make sure ...
Assemble the balsa frame. Make an "H" with the 36 in balsa and candle piece and two 3/16 x 1/8 x 30 in balsa sticks. Make the joints ...
Tape the balloon to the balsa frame.
Use a stick inside the balloon to hold the plastic away from the candles and light them. Keep holding the plastic up until enough hot air has filled ...
It's an amazing feeling when your creation first gets lift and starts to take off. At this stage, there's about ten thousand things that could go wrong. Carefully ...
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