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How to Make a Cardboard Box Car

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    1. Seal a large box with packing tape.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    2. Have an adult use a box cutter to cut out a semicircle on each side to make the doors. Then cut two thirds of the top of the box, leaving it joined to the car's “hood.”

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    3. Fold the cut top of the box to create a windshield. Then tape the top fold to its bottom half.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    4. Have a grown-up cut out a windshield.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    5. Glue on paper-plate wheels.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    6. Attach plastic-cup lights with glue.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    5. Get a custom paint job using finger and tempera paints.

  • Exerpted from Show Dad How © 2011 Published by Weldon Owen

    8. Add upholstery by gluing fabric or construction paper to the inside of the car.

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