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Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Liven up a rainy afternoon by test-driving a fleet of homemade cars.

What you'll need

  • Empty juice boxes or tea tins
  • Egg carton
  • Milk jug
  • Aluminum foil
  • Disposable plastic cup
  • Plastic straws
  • Plastic spoons
  • Markers
  • Tape and glue

How to make it

  1. Empty juice boxes or tea tins work well as basic car bodies. Or, you can cut a more unusual model out of an egg carton or a milk jug. Cover the car body with colored duct tape, if desired. Then glue on chrome headlights made from aluminum foil.

  2. WINDSHIELDS: For a see-through screen, cut a small rectangle from a disposable plastic cup or container and attach it to the car with tape or glue.

  3. AXELS AND TREADS: To fit your vehicle with wheels, first tape two plastic straws to the bottom of the body for axles. Or, you can use a nail to poke holes in the sides of the body and fit pipe cleaners through the holes. Then cut eight cups from an egg carton. Trim the sides so they are 1/2 inch tall. Use two cups for each wheel, matching up the cut edges and taping them together. Poke a hole through the center of each hub. Now, fit the wheels onto the ends of the axles. Another option for wheels is to use plastic caps; attach them with hot glue or clay.

  4. THE AUTO CLUB: For passengers, use markers to draw faces on plastic spoons. Make slits in the car and insert the handles.

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