Saturday, October 16, 2010

Little A's little blue car

Little A's favorite thing is a vehicle of any kind.  I always look forward to recycling ordinary items into fun, new crafts-this time, he wanted a blue car!

I started out with a tissue box, and painted it using the blue acrylic of Little A's choice.

For the tires, I gathered four cardboard spools that once held some decorative ribbon.  Little A loves to help paint!

The tires, dry and ready to be attached.

I traced around the tires to mark where to glue them.  Then I used a Sharpie to draw a very simple design-doors, windows, handles, and a side-view mirror.  Using Magic tape, I taped off edges to isolate the car windows, for a nice, straight edge.

Windows painted on, I used aluminum foil to make door handles, and decided to add hubcaps to the tires as well.

I cut craft foam to create tail lights, and license plates for both the front and back of the car.

Painted water bottle caps became the headlights.  Finally, I used a small alphabet stamp set to print Little A's name onto the "vanity plates".  Using magic tape again, I covered the plates so the letters would not smear when the time came to varnish.

Two coats of acrylic glossy varnish, and Little A's little blue car is done and ready to race!

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