Upcycle: Race Cars Made From Cardboard

What little boy doesn’t love race cars?

Here is an upcycled version of a roadster that your child will love to help create so he can start his own Indy 500.

Racer’s start your engines…

Materials:
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Exacto knife
Paint (I used acrylic)
Paint brushes
Glue
Brads
Circular Punch (Not pictured)
Construction Paper
Cardboard (think cereal boxes or a 6-pack holder)

Race Car Materials. Photo/Kendra yost

If you are using paper towel rolls, cut the paper towel rolls to the size of a toilet paper roll. Paint the inside of the rolls white and the outside a solid color.

Punch out circles on the cardboard. These will be the tires.

Hole Punch. Photo/Kendra Yost

Paint the tires black. I used a wine cork and dipped it in paint for the center of the tire.

After everything is dry, cut a U-shaped cut on top of the cylinder and fold the cardboard back and glue together to make the back of the seat.

Upcycled race cars. Photo/Kendra Yost

Attach the tires to the roll with a brad.

Decorate the roadster with designs made out of construction paper and glue in place.

Decorative Flame. Photo/Kendra Yost

Drop the green flag to start the race!

Upcycled race cars. Photo/Kendra Yost

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