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DIY Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Race Car

Baby G’s first birthday party is coming soon and we are celebrating it a few days earlier from his actual birthday. We picked Jollibee as our party venue and we love their spaghetti and Chicken Joy. Part of the preps is some DIY party items which will be included there. The Jollibee package includes food, 30 balloons with sticks (which will only be placed on the table), host, game prizes, Jollibee mascot appearance and venue. We purchased some party hats for a minimal cost. I’d like to make the party a little bit more festive by sprucing it up with some decors.

There will be different DIY projects so stay tuned!



I will feature the recycled race car first. It took me some time to round up a bunch of empty toilet rolls and some boxes for me to use with this project.



DIY Recycled Race Car:



Here’s what you’ll need:
Empty toilet rolls
Old boxes/cartons/cardboard
Art paper (optional; you can buy or you can use any paper lying around the house)
Paint (optional; some prefer to paint their cars)
Colored Markers (optional)
Glue (we used the stick one, not the liquid one – less mess, for me)
A pair of scissors
Bond paper (we have a lot at home)
Roundhead fasteners (optional: I bought them)

Instructions:


1. Pattern-making process – Mr. D’Town and I decided to make patterns for wheels/tires, car décor first so we can just cut them at one go. We glued the bond paper to a piece of box (carton or cardboard can do) and drew circles that are big enough for your toilet paper roll car. We used a black marker to paint the tire. Be careful when painting them, the smell can be too much! (based on experience haha!). We also drew circles on the bond paper for our car décor which is a white circle with number “1” on it. Some would like to paint their decors and add some more designs. We opted for a more classic design.



2. Cutting process – We cut the patterns first before building a car. It was hard to contain the excitement and to resist building one as they come along! We also cut some red art paper to wrap our toilet paper roll with it. Again, painting  your car is another preference.



3. Building process – At last! We have all materials ready. We used the glue to add the car décor. We used the roundhead fasteners to secure the tires. I tried the glue but the tires won’t stick, they kept coming off. You may use other glue-ing agents if you like. The fasteners helped secure the tires in place.

That’s it! 

A 3-step process of making your own recycled race car out of toilet paper rolls!

A special shout out to our good friend, Ainie who's our crafts partner when it comes to our little parties. :)


















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