Thursday, December 6, 2012

our homemade {kleenex} box car

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recently Pip (my 16 yr old) got an assignment for her science class to make a box car that could be powered by a balloon.  while we were brainstorming, i can up with a great idea that she didn't think would work.  {moms never know, right?}  Bear thought it sounded like a super-fun idea, so the next day, we made our own box car using the items below:
 
to create the axle, we got the placement for the CD wheels marked on the sides and cut an x in the side of the box using a knife. {obviously i did this step} then Bear stuck a thin marker in each hole.  it was secured on the inside and outside with a rubber band.  
 
then it was time to put the wheels on.  Bear's dad is away for work, so the dollhouse dad helped.  i thought this was pretty precious.  after they were on, we secured the outside with more rubber bands.   

here is the final product:  
 
 
 
 
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9 comments:

Christy said...

Interesting. Does it roll? Great idea, Andie!

Allison said...

The dollhouse dad helping is way too precious!

Valerie Melzer said...

Nice car :)

Erin D said...

That is really cool looking! I'm going to have to show it to my youngest - I can see this being something he'd love to build, too. Thanks for sharing and well done to Bear!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is really cool! What a great way to recycle!

Esther CraftoArt said...

This is fun! Love the idea of recycling tissue box to car and using the cds as wheels. cool!

Mari Inspired by Family said...

so fun!

Carolyn said...

This looks like a lot of fun... and I am keeping it in mind for a rainy day with my active preschooler. This would be right up his alley. I've pinned it.

Joyce said...

This is so fantastic, Andie! I bet he had a lot of fun making it AND playing with it! I've pinned so R and I can make this soon too. Thanks for sharing your brainstorm! :)

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