How to Make Mini Roller Coasters

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Building a mini roller coaster requires a basic understanding of how roller coasters work. Generally, the roller coaster will glide down a hill to pick up speed before going up and over a hill. Designing a mini roller coaster at home can be a fun and simple project. A stack of popsicle sticks, some tin foil and hot glue can be used to make the mini model. The coaster can then be ridden with a small marble or toy car.

Things You'll Need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Marble
  • Bricks
  • Table
  • Place a table three feet above the ground. Lay popsicle sticks going across the the table to make a railroad. Keep a half-inch between the sticks to lay the popsicle tracks.

  • After reaching the end of the table with popsicle sticks, hot glue the sticks and tracks together. Continue laying popsicle stick tracks going off the table onto the floor creating a downhill slope.

  • Place bricks under the tracks going off the table down onto the floor for support.

  • Lay tracks on the ground leading up to a 6-inch hill.

  • Place bricks under the 6-inch hill for support.

Tips & Warnings

  • The marble must roll downhill first to pick up speed before it goes over the small hill.
  • Wait 24 hours for the hot glue to dry before testing the coaster.
  • Wear gloves when working with hot glue.

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  • Photo Credit rollercoaster image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.com
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