Mouse Trap Car

Introduction: Mouse Trap Car

Today i will show you how to make a mouse trap car.

Step 1: Step 1: Parts List

1 victor mousetrap

4 CDs

1 foam packing tray

2 BBQ skewers

2 1/4" Dowels

1 Straw

4 balloons

18 inches of string

5 zip ties

1 medium piece of cardboard

Step 2: Step 2 Preparing the Mousetrap

Take out the piece of fake cheese and get some pliers to take out the stables but keep the copper arm and the staple that looks like half of a rectangle.

Step 3: Step 3 Attaching the Mousetrap to the Foam Tray

Cut A/One V on the one of the short sides of your foam tray

Then get a hot glue gun

Then add hot glue to your mouse trap

Apply it to the foam tray

Both your cut V and the one on your mouse trap V touching

Step 4: Step 4 Make the Lever

Get one skewer

Break it down the middle with pliers

Then get your five zip ties

Put them on the right side of the mouse trap thing that's smacks down

Put the skewer through the five zip ties

Pull the zip ties so it doesn't move

Step 5: Step 5 Attaching the BBQ Sticks for the Wheels

Get the dowels and the hot glue gun

Then hot glue the dowels to the foam tray have it even with the dowels and tray

Then get a piece of cardboard and cut it into 4 small squares

Step 6: Step 6 Adding the Back Straw

Get your big piece of the straw you have left

Then hot glue the straw to the back of your car and put a skewer through that straw

Step 7: Step 7 Adding the Wheels

get 4 more cut pieces of cardboard and attach them to CDs you have

Hot glue them to the center of the CDs where the hole is

Then put a hole in the center of the cardboard with the pointed skewer

Then add some glue while its on the skewers that are in the straws

Step 8: Step 8 Adding the L Shaped Wire

Get the half of a rectangle shaped staple you should have kept during you taking apart the mousetrap

Then get your pliers and break the half of a rectangle into a L shaped wire with the bottom of the pliers where it can break

Then hot glue it to the skewer that is being held by the two straws and not the one big straw

This will be used for your string when you add it on

Step 9: Step 9 Adding the String

Get a string long enough to go over the car and is able to loop 2 times but is still long enough to go on the L shaped wire

Then loop your string tight on both ends of the string

Then get some medical tape and tape it to the skewer that is zip tied to your mouse trap

Step 10: Step 10 Adding the Tires

Get the two balloons and cut the blow part off and then cut off the middle and keep that it has to have both sides open and cut the bottom off but keep it and make that also have both sides open

Then get your fingers and open the ballon

Then put it around your CDs that are attached to your skewers

After this you have finished your mousetrap car.

P.S. Put the other looped side of the string on the L shaped wire and roll the wheels backwards to wind it up.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    5 years ago

    Looks good! Thanks for sharing how you made it :)