Angry Birds and Super Mario Pinewood Derby Cars

Now that we have 2 boys in Cub Scouts, we spend a lot of time preparing for the Pinewood Derby!  These are actually last year’s cars.  I wasn’t “allowed” to share them last year.  I’m sure you understand! 

Last year, both boys came in 3rd place, which was thrilling for both of them!  I don’t have any race winning tips – I did help slightly with the design:

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.

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.  

I did like some of these tips on How to Make Your Car Go Faster from Sugar Bee.  Not all of the tips are legal in our area, so make sure you check them out!

Anyone else racing this year?

Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom  
Kristen’s background is in elementary education, crafts and raising boys!  Busy kids are those engaged in fun, practical, and purposeful activities in their daily life.  

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  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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