How To Make A Cardboard Box Car

HOW TO MAKE A NISSAN KIDSTER CARDBOARD BOX CAR

Follow the fun, easy, step-by-step instructions in this video to make your very own Nissan Kidster out of a cardboard box. Scroll down, and you'll find printable paste-on parts you can download to make yours a truly original looking ride. So, go ahead, hit that play button, and let's go!

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Video

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BUILD YOUR KIDSTER:

– Cardboard box
– Packing tape
– Coloring materials (Paint, pencils, etc.)
– Paper
– Printer
– Scissors
– Utility knife
– Glue
– Paper plate or cardboard
– Cork or pencil
– Tacks
– Aluminum Foil

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 1

STEP 1

Find a cardboard box big enough to fit your little one(s). Seal the top of the box with packing tape.

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 2

STEP 2

Have a grown-up cut about two-thirds of the top of the box.

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 3

STEP 3

Fold the top as shown and affix it with tape. Ta-da! Now you've got a windshield!

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 4

STEP 4

Now, let the kids paint it in any color they'd like. Apply patterns, animal sketches or whatever else they want. Outline the doors—two or four, depending on your style.

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 5

STEP 5

While the paint dries, check out the other pages of this PDF where you'll find all kinds of cool Nissan car parts. Let your kids choose the parts they want.

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 6

STEP 6

Print, cut out, and glue in all the elements they chose (wheels, steering wheel, logos, etc.).

How To Make A Cardboard Box Car Step 7

STEP 7

For a moveable steering wheel, use a paper plate or another piece of card board and use a pencil or cork with tacks to affix it. Bam! 

Ta-da! Now your kid can take their Nissan for a spin right in your living room. Oh, and don't forget to buckle up!

Bonus step: Make side view mirrors by taking two, flat small cardboard pieces and folding them a quarter of the way. Glue the folded part onto the sides of the boxes. Then, simply glue aluminum foil onto the pieces to add your mirrors.