The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Day 206 - Sultana Box Cars

Today was one of those horrible overcast days with an icy wind, perfect for indoor activities. We have a huge stash of boxes and bits and pieces that should go in to the recycling bin, but I keep them in the pantry for days like this.

Aidan and I made some cars using sultana boxes, toothpicks and UHT milk bottle caps for wheels. Then we raided the reclaimed button tin for extra bits and pieces.


Little A painting his car in green, his favourite colour.

Aidan's car (driven by none other than wolverine) is a sultana box, with a toothpick for an axle and milk bottle caps for wheels. We poked the toothpick through the box and cut a little flap in the top to pop a driver inside. The hub caps are scraps of green fabric and the headlights are recycled buttons. He has a bead for a steering wheel.

My car uses recycled buttons for the headlights, steering wheel and wheels, and a little piece of straw for the exhaust pipe. A little folded scrap of paper makes up the seat for my Lego driver.

We raced our cars after we made them, and it turns out green actually is a much faster colour than pink, even though my car has racing stripes. Who knew?


  1. These are CUTE! And oh no!!! Now you have given me another thing to collect and recycle. ARGH!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!