This cardboard box car was so very easy to make and made the toddler so very happy.
I had been saving the box for a while intending to do something with it. Eventually Mr B kind of insisted that I did as my pile of accumulated
rubbish craft supplies was reaching momentous proportions and threatening to take over the dining room completely.
This week I finally decided to turn this cardboard box into a car for the boy and here is how to do it:
Take one large cardboard box…
Cut off the two longest side flaps and one shorter end-flap, retaining the fourth end-flap.
Fold this flap in half so that it forms a windscreen and bonnet at the end of the box. Secure this to the sides of the box with packing tape.
Turn the box on its side and trace around something round to draw a semi-circular doorway. Cut out. This really has made it much easier for the boy to climb in and out of the car.
Use something round to draw four wheels and a steering wheel from the discarded panels or other cardboard. Cut out and stick the wheels to the car.
Use another discarded flap and tape to the right side of the windscreen and bottom of the car. Stick your steering wheel to this with tape or glue. I also made a central horn for the steering wheel by adding the top of a fabric softener bottle.
With a thick black marker draw in your windscreen frame, steering wheel, hubcaps etc.
Add headlights and a radiator grill. I used cupcake cases for the headlights. Finally throw in a couple of cushions for some upholstery.
And last but not least…
Make one little boy very happy!
Not only will they love sitting in it but give them a pack of crayons to decorate it and you may just get an hour to yourself!
And when the weather improves why not head outside and have a go at some garden craft. Check out how to make a yarn teepee here.
Happy crafting x