When I posted about these cardboard cars originally it was for a giveaway. I had not planned on doing a tutorial. But when I saw how many times it had been pinned and when I was getting emails asking how I made them, I decided to take a second and show you :)
We made these cars back in May and they are still in mint condition. THAT is saying something when I have 4 little boys and they have been in the play room this whole time. It is all because instead of just painting them, I covered them in
colorful duct tape.
I figured if I was going to go to all the effort of making them, I wanted them to hold up longer than one movie.
They were flattened so I folded and taped them together.
The I just started going around and around with the
Scotch Duct Tape
I made sure to start and stop at the same place so I had one seam. This way it looked much cleaner.
The yellow car (or should I say bus) has a shoe box that has been covered in tape on the front. It ended up being a great place for my 2 year old to set his popcorn and I am thinking of added them to the other cars as well.
I was amazed at how much more durable the duct tape made them!
Using black party plates would have been easier and they would have been smaller and probably looked better. But I believe in using what you have on hand so I happened to have regular paper plates and black spray paint.
I attached the wheels using regular brass brads. That way they could really turn.
It is funny to me that the simple things and sometimes the things you do on a whim, become so popular with your kids and create such awesome memories.