Angry Birds and Super Mario Pinewood Derby Cars

 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 or your husband was a Cub Scout, they usually have memories from scouting in elementary school, but for many, that memory was the Pinewood Derby.  As a mom, I’ve found that scouting helps me parent boys.  I’m not a boy, nor do I have any idea what boys need.  Boy Scouts of America has been instructing boys (and parents) for over 100 years.

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 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 Car

The Angry Bird was 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:

  • 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

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Cake created for Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet.

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About Kristen

Kristen is a Reading Specialist who currently works with children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. She is the blogger behind Busy Kids Happy Mom, a site dedicated to fun, practical, and purposeful activities to do with your kids. Follow Kristen on Facebook, Pinterest, and subscribe for updates.


  1. My oldest son is making a car for the Awana Grand Prix at church. He loves Mario and Angry Birds – I can’t wait to show him these ideas!!



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