Saturday, April 18, 2015

Creative Sprint Day 18

Create something for a child that you know.

I saw a toilet paper roll race car craft while searching for some toddler arts and crafts to do with Kai a while back, and it seemed a little involved for a 2 year old so I decided to make one for Kai for today's Creative Sprint project.

The first step was making the tires.  My construction paper was too flimsy so I mounted the black paper onto some super stiff watercolor paper.  At first I was going to paint the tires onto the watercolor paper, but luckily I came to my senses before I warped all the tires and had to cut them all over again!
 Oh yeah, attached with brads.  At this point I decided the race car was going to be a rally car because it has 4 wheel drive.

This baby is a rally car so the brads allow for 4 wheel drive
Next step was to space the tires evenly.

With rudimentary geometry, I found the ideal placement for the tires
 Then I cut out and popped up the windshield and the seat back.

Windshield and seatback installed
 Kai's favorite color is orange so I used some of his tempera paint for this custom paint job.

A beautiful paintjob my husband would be proud.
...and here is the finished rally car!

I hope to update the post with his reaction!


1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of an old Porsche' I want to build for my wife.