Thursday, March 17, 2016

Clothespin Race Cars!

The kids and I made these adorable Clothespin Race Cars this week! It was fun painting them, although I had to do most of the wheel-work, as it involved hot glue!

Here's what you need:
  • clothespins
  • acrylic paint
  • bamboo skewers
  • straws
  • buttons {at least an inch, more is better}
  • hot glue
Here's what you do:

Step One: Let your child paint the clothespin however he wants. It needs to dry for several hours {we let ours dry overnight}.

Step Two: Cut the bamboo skewers into about two and half inch pieces. Cut the straws a little smaller than the skewers. {Measuring is not important. Some of ours weren't exactly the same size and they worked fine!}

Step Three: Hot glue one end of the bamboo skewer to the center of a button. Thread the straw piece on and then hot glue the other button to the other end of the bamboo skewer. Let dry.

Step Four: Open the clothespin and insert one wheel axel. Hot glue the other to the back of the clothespin.

Step Five: Race them!

Let me know if you make one of the Clothespin Race Cars!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I've never heard of clothespin cars before. So cute!