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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!

 

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