Box car with milk jug lids as wheels

Box Cars

With a few materials and a little imagination, you can make box cars like a race car, a sports car, or even a minivan.

What You'll Need:

  • Old boxes
  • Blunt scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Markers
  • Plastic milk jug lids or cardboard
  • Clear plastic cup
  • Aluminum foil

Step 1: Save some small boxes from the kitchen or from gifts about the size of a butter box, a cocoa mix box, or a necklace box.

Step 2: Cover the boxes with different colors of construction paper. Decorate the paper-covered boxes with markers.

Step 3: For the wheels, glue on plastic milk jug lids or cut circles from cardboard.

Step 4: Make a windshield from a clear plastic cup cut in half. Glue it to the box.

Step 5: Use aluminum foil to make headlights and bumpers.

If you want, cut holes in the top of the boxes for clothespin people. Use the people to drive your cars around town.

Keep reading to find out how you can take an imaginary trip to the Swiss Alps with a milk-carton cable car.

For more art crafts and fun activities, check out: