Soapbox Truck

Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)
My rating
  • I love it!
  • I like it a lot!
  • I like it.
  • Just okay.
  • Not for me.
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Get things rolling on a rainy day with this toy truck project.

What you'll need

  • Small, non-corrugated cardboard box
  • Acrylic paint and brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft wire
  • 4 black buttons
  • 2 beads
  • Toy figure

How to make it

  1. Paint the box with acrylic paints, or turn the box inside out and reseal the seams with double-sided tape. Set the box upright on one of its longer edges so that the box top becomes the front of the truck.

  2. Then, cut away the upper corner of the truck front and glue closed the lower portion. This provides a place for the driver (a toy figure) to sit.

  3. Finally, glue on a set of bead headlights.

  4. To attach wheels, insert a piece of craft wire through one side of the truck and out the opposite, positioning the wire an inch in from the back of the truck and as near to the truck floor as possible. Slip each end of the wire axle through one of the holes in a black button, and bend the tips to keep them from sliding back through. Use the same method to attach a second set of wheels just behind the driver's seat.

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.
Most Popular on Facebook