Today’s crafty ‘paper roll’ activity is

‘Speedy Cars’

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After some through tyre testing, {the formula one pit crew would be proud} we have three options.

You will need

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For the car

Paper roll {or three toilet rolls}

Ruler

Single hole punch

Pencil

Scissors

Decorative paper, paint and stickers

Low Rider Wheel

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Four brads/ split pins

Card

Black texta for the tyre rubber

A circle to draw around for the wheel shape

A skewer

Flyer Wheel

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A thick straw

A single hole punch

Card

Black texta for the tyre rubber

A circle to draw around for the wheel shape

Scissors

Speed Racer Wheel

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Hot Glue Gun

4 milk lids – any size will do

A straw

Scissors

Step 1. Parent –Measure and cut paper roll into three even sizes. To make it easier to cut, squash the roll in half you can always unsquash it after.

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Step 2. Parent – For wheels 1 & 2, trace around the circle item onto the card. Cut out. Wheel 1 – single punch a hole in the first set of wheels. Wheel 2 – poke a hole through the middle of the wheel with a skewer to help make the brads/split pin push through easier.

Step 3. Set up the protective mat on the table with the paint, decorative paper and rolls.

Step 4. Let your little one paint the speedy cars or cover the rolls with glue then wrap the paper around.

Step 5. Let dry.

Step 6. Parent – Re squash the rolls and cut the cars visor {see picture above at step 1} and single punch the holes for the wheels, in approximately the middle of the side of the roll {see picture above at step 1}.

Low Rider Wheel

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Step 1. Push the pointy end of the brad/split pin through the skewered hole, and then through the hole punch hole.

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Step 2. Spread the split pins out to secure all the tyres to the roll.

Step 3. Speed {safely} around the house with your new wheels.

Flyer Wheel

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Step 1. Push the straw through the punch hole, to judge what length the axle needs to be. Cut two axle {straw} pieces the same length.

Step 2. Squash up the end of the straw and push through the punch hole in the wheel. The squashed straw should then fold out and keep the wheel on.

Step 3. Push the straw {with wheel} through the punch hole on the car body.

Step 4. Repeat step 2, for the other wheels.

Step 5. Register your car in formula one racing and practise for the big event.

Speed Racer Wheel

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Adults only! Hot glue guns are very hot and burn!

Step 1. Push the straw through the punch hole, to judge what length the axle needs to be. Cut two axle {straw} pieces the same length.

Step 2. Apply a little hot glue to the inside of the middle of the milk lid.

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Step 3. Press the straw end into the glue and hold there. This will only take a few seconds to set. Complete the above to one side of the other axle too.

Step 4. Push the straw {with wheel} through the punch hole on the car body.

Step 5. Repeat step 2 & 3, for the other wheels.

Step 6. Break formula one speed records around your own pretend raceway!

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No matter which wheels you choose to make for your Speedy Cars. This activity encourages imaginative play and is a simple afternoon craft activity.

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If you have time prepare the paper rolls and wheels before announcing the craft session to your kids, this can help minimise the grumbling when they are waiting for you to be ready.

Love, Light and Race time!

Fiona x

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