WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I liked that this craft did not involve glue like other crafts. I was able to put it together completely by myself but I did have a few struggles I was able to get past. The lever didn’t move the cannon very much - I thought they would move more. It could launch far but it was a challenge to aim. I had fun putting the craft together. I liked the extra information about air cannons in the instruction book.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
I thought this kit looked really fun and my son (12) was excited to try it out. He and my daughter (9) put this together completely on their own. They were really happy that there was no glue as sometimes crafts with glue tend not to stay together very well and are more of a struggle to put together. The air blasting worked successfully but the levers didn't work as well as expected making it hard to aim. I liked the learning aspect of showing how using air can create a powerful force and the cannon did shoot really far impressing my kids. I wish though that the levers didn't stick so much to make it easier to aim. That would have made the difference between a novelty craft vs. a longer term toy that they would reuse more often. I really liked that the instructions were clear enough that they did not need parental assistance to put the craft together. We have never done anything with air power before so that part was a good learning activity.
Ready, aim, blast! Launch foam darts of targets up to ten paces away. Using the fun and clear instruction book, construct a moveable, air-powered cannon using simple syringes to move left, right, up or down. Then aim and and fire away at the included targets. Continue the fun with experiments that harness the power of air. Makers will explore the physics of projectiles, the mechanics of pneumatics, and how they working everyday machines – like bicycle pumps! It hits a bull's-eye for the whole family!
7 punch-out art sheets
3 foam darts
5 large syringes
10 custom plastic clips
3 tubes (24 in/61 cm each)
32-page book with simple air ppressure experiments, instructions, and More!
Physics & engineering
Book included with engineering basics, instructions, and fun!
All the pieces you need to assemble your working air blast cannon from scratch
Knock down targets using pheumatics!