Cardboard Race Car Activity
Ready, set, GO make a cardboard race car
- Cardboard boxes (small or large)
- Construction paper
- Scissors (adult supervision required)
- Stickers, glitter, markers or any other embellishments
- Paper plate or a ring from a stacking toy
- Sterilized Styrofoam meat tray (optional)
- The type of car you make depends on the size of box you have. A big box, for example, can include a door that your kid can open and shut. A smaller box, on the other hand, can be something your kid wears around his waist.
- If you're working with a big box, cut doors on both sides of the box.
- If you're using a small box, cut a circle in the bottom that your kid will be able to step through.
- Glue smaller boxes to the front and back of the main box for the trunk and hood.
- Separate the flaps of the box and pull them up to use as a windshield.
- Pimp your ride. You can embellish the car with paint, stickers, glitter ... anything your little driver can think of to use.
- Cut lights from construction paper and attach them to the front and back of the car.
- Glue colored paper or plastic plates on each side for wheels. Use another paper plate for the steering wheel and tape it on. Or just hold your toy-ring-wheel and steer.
- Make a license plate from cardboard or a Styrofoam meat tray that has been sterilized and dried well. Your kid can make up his own plate number or write his name on it.
- Push the pedal to the metal ... er, cardboard.
- We've got even more fun activities to do with a cardboard box! Check out our list of 5 Fun Things to Do With a Cardboard Box!