Box Car with Straps

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun


Have your kids zipping around the house in no time with this easy to make box car, complete with shoulder straps. Made entirely from recycled items lying around at home, it’s a great weekend project for you and the kids to do together.

We also have a ‘P’ plate on the rear of our car!- Justine Hastie, NSW


Large cardboard box, green shopping bag, paper plates, old CDs, sticky tape or staples, twist ties


Our Box Car was made using cardboard box:
Step 1: Cut flaps off the cardboard box
Step 2: Attach handles from a green shopping bag as the straps (measure how long they need to be for your child to wear comfortably)
Step 3: Attach paper plates and scratched cd’s as wheels
Step 4: We used electrical tape and twist ties for structure and holding the number plate on – we also have a ‘P’ plate on the rear of our car :)
Step 5: Paint, cover with paper or decorate to suit.