how to make a car out of a cardboard box

January 6, 2010

I saw a really fun idea on Fantastic Find a few weeks ago that became a last minute Christmas Eve project and gift for Juliet.

The post title was A Big Box is Fun! and it featured an ad from a Family Fun Magazine for Jim Henson's Possibility Shop. The image of the "car you can wear" looked like just the thing Juliet would love.

So, since we had a spare box in our garage, Ben and I sent to work to transform this...

Into this!

We wrapped a box in pink wrapping paper, wrapped some bowls and wrapping paper tubes in foil, and hot glued them on. This is the front.

And this is the back. There are two ribbons (not pictured) that work as straps. Juliet puts the car "on" and "rides" around the house.

She loves it, but at this point, a week or so later, it is pretty much in shambles and missing 1 wheel, all taillights and headlights, the bumper, front grill, and the pink paper is ripping in several spots! (Maybe hot glue was not the best adhesive option?)

At any rate, we have had fun with it and I will be moving it to the recycle box soon. I love toys that you can get rid of guilt-free!


Chels said...

I absolutely love ♥ your pink car. It's much better than the one in the ad too! For the amount of time she played with it was it worth your time making it? I'm so happy that you were inspired and shared your creation! Thank you for the link as well!

Cassie said...

That is such a cool idea! I just love that it's pink!

Jackie said...

What a great car! You did a fantastic job!!!

Infant Bibliophile said...

Haha, look at my post today!

Love yours. So pink and girly! I would drive that. ;)

artsy_momma said...

That's so cool! I think we will be making this for sure.

vanessa said...


Meldrum Fam said...

i think you should give me credit for this...remember i made one for my boys in atlanta...i guess you were giving birth or about to when i made it at christmas 3 years ago. but next time...i really think you should post my name in big, glittery letters! just a thought.

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