Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Last Week of Vacation...

Yael Mermelstein

When the fun of camp is over but it’s not yet time for school, boredom can sometimes creep up unawares. Here are some suggestions to keep you busy during the last week of summer. Start the day with davening and stories or parshah, and intersperse the activities below with rest time, coloring, snacks, park trips, and all the other fun things that are even more delicious now that vacation’s drawing to a close. You could use the afternoons to get ready for school. Happy home camping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to make a Hovercraft

You need a CD, a push-up bottle top (the kind you can pop open and closed on a water bottle or a bottle of dishwashing soap), a balloon, and superglue.

Superglue the bottle top right over the center of the CD (where the hole is) to make a valve. Now wait for the glue to dry! Keeping the valve CLOSED, blow up a balloon and stretch the end over the valve in the middle of the CD. Place the hovercraft on a flat floor (not carpet). Let go of the balloon and pull the bottle valve to the open position. Watch it hover over the floor! Then do it again!

 

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you