Cardboard Box Car

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Cardboard Box Car
Cardboard Box Car
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Vroom-vroom! This Cardboard Box Car is such a fun and clever way to spend an afternoon with your little ones. You can get super creative with fun colors and designs making this one of your favorite activities for kids yet. With a few paper plate crafts, an old box, and some paint you can learn how to make a cardboard box car that will fuel your kiddo's imagination. Rather than throwing away an old diaper box, you can find a few recycled craft ideas like this one and transform a boring and rainy afternoon into one filled with speed and excitement.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniquePainting


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What a cute idea! Little kids usually like the box better than the present, so this is a great idea. I like how you can easily customize it.

This is a great idea. I have twin, one year old grand sons so I know where to find diaper boxes. And they love boxes! I can make them each one of these and they can play happily for hours. You know how kids would rather play with the box rTher than what's in it.

This little box car is adorable! And of course you could make it be anything from a space rocket, a fire truck, a boat or a bus or train. If your little one is a bit older you could screw on some old drawer pulls or knobs to simulate dials and controls! Or glue on buttons for a control panel. You could use a lever fastened with a brad to make a speed dial that your youngsters could learn numbers. Love this idea, which is clever and practical. Thanks for sharing!


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