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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pick-Up Truck from a Box

I bought my husband a ladder for his birthday and it came in a gloriously huge cardboard box! This time, we created a pick-up truck :)Pick up truck from a cardboard box (whatilivefor.net)

All I had to do was cut the flaps off the back half of the truck to make a bed.

The flaps on the front half made the hood and side of the cab. I then used the flaps I cut off to make the roof of the cab.

When K got home from Kindergarten, he insisted that we needed a hood ornament. We used the rest of the cut off flaps to make:

  • Tires which we painted black and glued foil in the middle for the requisite hubcaps.
  • A steering wheel which was attached with a paper clip.
  • Mirrors (both side-view and rear-view) were cut with foil glued in the middle to make a shiny/reflective surface.
  • An exhaust pipe, again, insisted on by my 5 year old

We painted license plates and lights on the front and back and took it outside for a little drive :).Pick up truck from a cardboard box (whatilivefor.net)

I’ll be linking up to Works For Me Wednesday, Kids Get Crafty, We Made That Wednesday,   Mom’s Library, What are little boys made of? Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share it Saturday, Fine Craft Guild, Look What We Did, Pin It Tuesday


  1. Oh wow, this looks awesome! My kids would love this! Visiting from We Made that.

  2. Now that is just cool! I know my girls would love this. I need to find me a big box! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  3. Oh what fun...a free box made into a truck. You know you are an adult when you get a ladder for your birthday. Right? Thanks for sharing on Look What We Did!

  4. I love this!!! We just bought new chairs from Pottery Barn so I have two huge boxes :) My son will love this -- maybe tonight I'll make it :)

  5. Absolutely ADORABLE. It reminds me of this icecream cart Halloween costume for a wheelchair person, which would be another fabulous project to make out of a cardboard box. See http://www.finecraftguild.com/halloween-costumes-wheelchair/. Like this?? I thought you might! Thank you for linking your great truck up with us!

  6. My little guy would LOVE this--and we have a bunch of old boxes, I will have to try it out! Pinned it from Pin it Tuesday, thanks for sharing!

  7. Lol, that is so fun! Parenting: You're doing it right. ;)

  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Share it Saturday!

  9. Perfect! I'll be featuring it on Share It Saturday!

  10. You are such a great mom to do this for your kids. I can imagine how much they enjoyed it.