Pinewood Derby Cars
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to rock the Pinewood Derby this year? I’m excited to share with you two popular Cub Scout cars. If you’re preparing for Boy Scouts or camp, you’ll want to check out this post on what to buy them for camp.
Many men have fond memories of Cub Scout, but for many, the best memory was the Pinewood Derby.
Each car was designed (with help) by my children. They met all of the stringent Cub Scout Pinewood Derby standards (weight and size). They were inspected the night before the race and then quarantined until race time.
Mario Pinewood Derby Car
We sat Mario in model magic (picture below) and a large button was added to make a steering wheel. The the entire car was spray painted. The racing stripes were made with electrical tape. You can purchase Mario here (Amazon affiliate link).
Angry Birds Pinewood Derby Car
The Angry Bird was based on a party favor eraser. The helmet was made from model magic and the clear visor and helmet base came from one of those little capsules in gumball machines.
Parent Tips for Pinewood Derby Cars:
- Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of cars become parent-made cars. This should be a positive experience with you and your Cub Scout. Focus on the time together and the teaching / using of tools.
- Summer time is the best time to prepare for winter Pinewood Derbies. Our Derby usually occurs in January and it’s super cold. My husband works with the boys to design and cut their shapes while they can still work outside in the warmth.
- Check around the internet to see what tips you can find. These are some pretty intense tips.
- This book is also excellent.
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