Thursday, October 21, 2010

At the Drive-In!

I think Family Fun magazine should give me something for doing/testing out their activities that they have in their magazine.  I’m a sucker for a lot of them!  I can’t find this project on their website for some reason.  But it was in last months issue of Family Fun.  It was called “Create Some Cars” on page 32.

If you have a boy like mine, who LOVES anything with wheels, then this project is for you!  My daughter also enjoyed it so that is a double bonus!

I found a couple medium sized boxes that both kids could sit comfortably in and have room enough to move around.  I cut off the top flaps on them to make the “car” more open.

I gave them some paper plates to paint black.

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Then we made a license plate for each one.  Jayden’s said, “Hot Rod”. and Josie’s was “Barbie Car”.


While the paint on the wheels were drying, we decorated the cars. This was the fun part!  They both really got into it.  Josie had fun sticking foam stickers on the outside of her car.  Jayden was more into the details. 

He had to make the grill on the front.  And also had to have double exhaust with flames!  We also made headlights and break lights out of foam.

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He also had to put the brake and gas pedal inside.  That’s what the white duct tape is for.  And a seatbelt, cup holders, mirrors, ect.!  It was soooo much fun to see his little mind work and get creative!  In the picture with Josie, she is pulling her seatbelt on!

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All done with our masterpieces!  We added on a smaller shoe box on the side of each car.  These are hooked on with binder clips.  Now they can have their snack and have somewhere to put it while they are at the drive in!

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At supper, we ordered some pizza.  We let the kids eat their pizza in their cars while watching a movie!  They LOVED this.  Jayden did not move the entire time.  He was very comfy in his car.

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They already have other uses for their cars.  Last night it was a truck.  Today it has been a camper.  We added a feature to our cars.  Most of us have one when we are out and about!  A cell phone!  We gave them two of our old cells phones and it is making for some great imagination!  I am sure these will be well loved and used greatly in the next few days.  Can’t wait for our next movie time!

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