Here’s a simple craft for kids who like cars!
These fun cars are made out of clothespins and buttons. Now that we have big kids (the oldest two are 11 and 8), the younger two end up doing “big kid” stuff most of the time. It was fun to slow down and do this project with them! We were inspired by this post on ikatbag.
The boys enjoyed driving their cars on our cardboard box parking garage!
Here’s what you need to make them:
- Paint – we used acrylic
- Bamboo skewers
- Glue – we used hot glue
Step 1: Paint some clothes pins. We used acrylic paint for durability, but be aware that it does not wash out of clothes!
Step 2: While the cars are drying, put together the wheels. This is a step that the kids can’t really help with.
The cars that I saw on ikatbag used twist ties for the axles, but we didn’t have any. We tried pipe cleaners, but they are too fuzzy and add too much friction. Bamboo skewers, straws, and hot glue worked really well! If you have twist ties, though, I think that might be even better because there is no chance of the wheels falling off.
Step 3: Glue the wheels to the clothespins. I only glued the back wheels – the clothespin holds the front wheels in place.
Then you’re ready to play!