Takes a while to make but worth every minute of it, kids play with it for ages.


  • 1 large cardboard box
  • 2 small apple pie foil cases
  • 2 small wooden spoons
  • masking tape
  • 1 A4 white paper
  • 1 kitchen paper roll
  • 4 toilet paper rolls
  • 1 round pizza baking tray
  • permanent marker
  • paint (optional)


  1. Lay cardboard box on its side and cut a square hole right in the middle.
  2. Use the masking tape to tape all the joints together. Draw lines on the A4 white paper (to look like a grill) and tape it to the front of the box.
  3. Grab the kitchen paper roll and insert 2 toilet rolls either end of the kitchen paper roll to make a long paper pole and sticky tape with masking tape to the bottom of the front of the box.
  4. Put curled up masking tape on the bottom of each apple pie case and stick them to the cardboard box. One on the top left and one on the top right at the front.
  5. Put 2 holes on the left and right side of the cardboard box where the mirrors are supposed to be and insert the wooden spoons.
  6. Get your child to sit or kneel in the cardboard car and hold onto the steering wheel (round pizza baking tray.
  7. Cardboard car is ready to play with.


If you want you can paint your car to suit your needs, or just have it the way it comes. Kids enjoy it as much as adults. My husband had lots of fun with my daughter making this car for all 3 daughters to play with.

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  • kjgarner
    • 23 Mar 2014
      9:30 pm

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  • She looks very happy and proud there, great memory making


  • Who wouldn’t want to play in that! Looks great


  • That’s cool. A few years ago I turned a large box into a sled for Christmas. That’s another alternative to the Jeep


  • What an innovative idea. So cheap to make and the kids can put their own designs on it as well. Just brilliant


  • Boxes are the best and are always turned into great craft ideas here, from cars to animals to kitchen


  • This is absolutely awesome and such a fantastic idea. Will keep everyone busy for a while and provide hours of fun afterwards.


  • Great idea. Thank you for sharing


  • So clever – thanks so much for sharing your imaginative idea with us all.


  • We just bought a lawn mower that came in a perfectly sized box !


  • Great kids idea.


  • Oh my goodness!! This is so perfect! My son would LOVE this!


  • Boxes of all shapes and sizes are so much fun to create things with. Big boxes included


  • We just love recycling products to make something creative

    • Proud little girl driving a car right there


  • What a cool Jeep, a great craft idea


  • The car look’s like alot of fun,thanks!


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