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The other day Blake was playing in the living room while I unpacked boxes from the garage because well, spring cleaning was happening in the middle of fall y’all. 😉 Sometimes you just get the organizing bug and well, it happened. She had a full bench full of toys and guess what she was playing with? Oh, the cardboard boxes. Yep! I was cracking up. I mean we have all these toys and she was far more into the cardboard boxes. So I decided, let’s make this fun. I finished my organizing (obviously), then I found a good, sturdy box and started the process towards the perfect girly cardboard box car! Plus it’s Race Day on the 20th in Miami so this just happened to be perfect and secret, we might love watching it (go Ty Dillon!). Okay, Blake really loves to watch all the cars and say “zoooom”. I mean, I went all out, painted it, made a license plate–all the good stuff. And guess what? I’m going to share the full DIY here for you to make your own! I mean, you’ve got to have a box around the house somewhere right? Maybe even some extra paint from an old project? You’re set. While you’re at it, you might as well get your clean on and organize all the things. Then I highly recommend taking Advil® Film-Coated before you feel all the aches and pains from your cleaning party. Their Rapid Release formula acts fast on tough pains! (*Among OTC pain relievers.)
Now, it’s Race Day DIY time.
- Sturdy cardboard box,
- Hot glue/Hot glue gun
- Paint (if you choose)
- Permanent Marker (if you choose)
- Old Window Wiper (optional)
- Cut all the top flaps off the box, accept one (that you want to be the front of the car). Save those flaps for wheels.
- Cut four wheels and a steering wheel out of the leftover flaps. Cut two long strips out of the leftover as well to use as supports to hold the “front” of the car up.
- Hot glue the supports onto the car to keep the front up. See picture above as example.
- If you’re going to paint now is the time, paint the car, wheels and steering wheel. Let dry.
- Once the paint is dry, hot glue on the wheels, steering wheel and windshield wiper (optional) onto the car.
- Add the finishing touches with a license plate, lights on the front–whatever! Make it your own.
Now, let’s party and make all the cardboard box cars!
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