- Big cardboard box
- 6-7 paper plates
- 4-6 red cartolina (poster board)
- colored paper or construction paper
- glue gun (ordinary glue if you don't have a glue gun)
- Fold the two long flaps of the box inside. Do the same with one of the short flaps. Glue them permanently using a glue gun. Another option is to cut the three said flaps.
- Fold the remaining short flap at the middle and form into an inverted V. Glue the lower sides of the flap to the box.
- Cover the outer box with red cartolina (or any preferred color). You can use the rest of the cartolina to cover the inner box.
- Enjoy designing your own wheels using paper plates. Use colored/construction paper and cut-outs to make desired details. Simply attach the four wheels on the box using a glue gun.
- Make a steering wheel using paper plate if desired. You can glue the steering wheel or secure it with a button fastener just below the dashboard.
- Use two paper plates for the headlights. Adjust the size by cutting it into smaller circles. Use red colored/construction paper for the outer border and yellow for the inner circle.
- Cut red and yellow circles and glue them at the back of the box to serve as tail lights.
- If you have a printer at home, you can search and print pictures of a speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer (rpm gauge), etc. Glue them on the dashboard.
- Have fun adding more details to your car.
You can also use this cardboard race car as a toy chest. I'm sure you can use this project to encourage your child to be responsible by putting away his toys after he play time.