Here’s a new edition to the toilet roll printable series. There were The Pirates, then the African Animals, and this time it’s racing cars. There’s a bit of a process with these ones (rather than just a colouring in/glue activity).
5 x toilet rolls
Racing Cars Printable (there’s 4 cars, a petrol bowser and a finish flag)
Section of cardboard (I used thick cardboard from the edge of a box)
4 Paper fasteners for each car
Tools to make it easier: scissors, craft knife, single hold punch
1. Print template and colour in.
2. Cut around and glue on to a roll.
3. Ideally using a craft knife (this is tricky so an adult should do this) cut the insert out from the top of the car. This can be done with scissors but it’s easier using a craft knife.
4. Use the end of the cardboard roll as a template for the wheel. Make 4 and cut. The kids decorated the cardboard wheels and they look so cool!
5. Hole punch the middle of each wheel, and also do a hole punch in the sides of the car where you want the wheels to go. It’s a good idea to hold up the wheels next to the car so you get a feel for where looks good.
6. Then simply feed the paper fasters through each hole and open out in the inside of the toilet roll.
7. The kids wanted two of these for their small dolls – so we left the middle empty on those rolls. For the other two cars, they wanted Lego men to sit in there so I simply hot glue gunned a small section of cardboard in to make a seat. So you can see the back in the picture below, and the rectangle piece of board runs inside and then glued back on the inside-top of the car so it acts like an indentation for the Lego figure to sit.
Ready for play!
Karin @ Calm to ConniptionJune 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm
That is really cool and now I know what to do with all the toilet rolls I keep for that one day I need something to occupy the kids.
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJune 15, 2015 at 7:53 pm
Perfect. Always handy to have things up your sleeve!
Emma loves this Meal Plan TemplateJune 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm
Well I know what I will be doing on the holidays with my two boys! All I need is some paper fasteners and we are set.
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJune 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm
Yes! Great school holiday activity!
Hale MercantileJune 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm
Omigoodness! How cute is this tutorial. Thank you for sharing. Perhaps you have tips on how to upcycle linen sheets?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJune 24, 2015 at 8:38 am
There you go -> http://beafunmum.com/2014/07/diy-play-tablecloth/
PatJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:16 am
This is awesome I have about 80 toilet paper rolls!