Mini Race Car
Now that DVDs are popular, what can you do with all the video cassettes? This project turns an old VCR cassette into a race car to play with.
Be sure to read the tool list and step by step instructions to make your race car. Don't forget to think about what you could substitute before buying something on the list!
This heavy duty race car with ball bearing wheels should serve for many miles. The handgrip is a special feature for little drivers.
Print out Full Size Diagram for the Race Car
The full size diagram for the Mini Race Car is in an Adobe PDF document. You will need Adobe Reader to view or print it.
The diagram for Mini Race Car (294kb).
Adobe Reader is free software available from Adobe that lets you print files formatted for your own printer. Visit the Adobe site if you need to download Adobe Reader.
Preparing the VCR Cassette
Preparing the Axle Housing
Mount Axle Housings
Mount Race Car Wheels
Optional: Paint race car body with enamel or cover with stickers.
Note for Parents:
Arncraft projects challenge you to create new items from recycled materials. Creative Kids at Home will try to provide safety warnings, but these projects are not intended for young children. Plan to have an adult supervising and helping with the project.
It is your responsibility to choose the activities that are safe in your home.
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