Introduction: Magnetic Cars

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Transform a hot wheels car into a much cooler magnetic driven car. A really simple project, it will entertain your kids for hours.

Step 1: Gather Materials

All you need for this project: a hot wheels car, some magnets (small, thin magnets are better), and a thin piece of board, cardboard, poster material, plastic, or anything else you can think of.

For tools, you will need a hot melt glue gun.

Step 2: Glue, and Have Fun

Simply glue a magnet to the bottom of the car with the hot melt glue. If the magnet doesn't fit under the car, you can put it in front of or in the hot wheels. The closer you can get the magnet to the driving surface, the better.

Once the glue hardens, put the hot wheel on the thin material. Then hold another magnet under the car and move it around. The car should follow the magnet because they attract to each other through the thin material.

This is really fun for kids and will keep then busy playing for long periods of time.