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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  • 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!


  • What a fantastic idea. Your car looks incredible. Thank you for sharing.


  • Very imaginative! She looks really proud of her hard work!


  • Such a creative idea!! Just have to find a big box!!


  • Yes this is so cool! Thanks for this!


  • Oh so funny and lots of Fun!


  • This is a must do!


  • I want a Jeep for my son… He will love it


  • HaHa — So cute! We have so many boxes to create something like this :)


  • Thanks for sharing this creative looking project; looks good and like a lot of fun!

    • Finally got a box big enough for this project!


  • wow that is a great car. it is amazing how you can recycle so much more stuff when you have kids and everything becomes multi-purpose lol

    • thanks for posting this albeit awhile ago


  • A cute jeep for the little ones


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