Cardboard Box To A Car

Cardboard Box To A Car

Ever wanted to create a car using a cardboard box? For the kids or yourself, this is a simple idea that you can actually do. Perfect classroom activity!

What you need

Large cardboard box (big enough to sit in
5 paper plates (wheels)
2 silver pie tins (headlights)
Buttons and small lids ( inside switches)


Take a cardboard box and cut some door’s into both sides of the box.

Cut a L shape into the side of the box to create an opening and shutting flap.

Paint the complete box a suitable car color.

If this is a class project while you are waiting for the paint to dry you could sing some car songs or tell a story about a car to pass the time.

Glue the 4 plates onto the sides for wheels and one inside the box for the steering wheel.

Glue the buttons and small lids inside to resemble car knobs and buttons on the dash.

Take turns in driving the car or keep it aside for play time.

You can get great fridge boxes to make a bus with from your local appliance store.


  1. I think this is a really neat idea since my nephews are reay into cars or “beep beeps” as they call them! can’t wait t gove it a try for thier birthday!

  2. Thank you buddy

  3. This is an excellent project for small children.

  4. I made my nephew (4 years old) a big red convertible car our of a cardboard box for christmas and he just loves it! My next project is a monster truck for my other nephew, it looks to be a challenge

  5. We made 5 of these for my kinder class, the kids loved playing with them and they look like they are going to be popular in the play room for some time. Thanks for the idea.

  6. This is a project for a child. Clearly your are not a child so stop acting like one with rude comments

  7. I don’t think rude comments are really nesscary…. And I think it’s a neat idea!

  8. haha i saw the 1st comment and i burst out laughing ‘its trash with wheels’ haha good one!

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