It’s easy to make a small toy car from just items in the recycle bin.
Recently we got some “Push-Ups” novelty ice cream treats from the grocery store. These are orange sherbert in a cardboard tube. You lick the top and “push-up” more ice-cream by means of a plastic stick and plunger.
When done eating the ice-cream, throw away the sticky cardboard tube, but wash and save the plastic stick and plunger.
Take a clean plastic bottle from the recycling bin and drill a pair of holes in it a little larger diameter than the plastic push-sticks. Pass the sticks through the holes and you have axles! Then add the plastic plungers on both ends of the sticks for wheels.
That’s it, you have a great little toy car make entirely out of plastic items from the recycling bin. You can decorate it if you’d like, and then race them through the hall-way, in the driveway, or for some real fun, down a big ramp!
My two-year old was having lots of fun with the one that I built for her, and older kids can build ones themselves easily!