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If your little one can’t get enough of cars and trucks, here is an easy craft they will love: a homemade race track for toy cars. All you need is an empty tube of SMARTIES and a few other items you probably already have in your cupboard. This fun racing cars craft for kids is bound to be a favourite for everyone in the family.

30 minutes

Video Tutorial

You'll need:

1 empty tube of SMARTIES®



Coloured Paper


Cocktail Sticks

Black Felt Tip Pen

Blu Tac

Craft Knife (optional)

Smart Tips to involve little Smarty pants

Let your little one get involved in choosing what colour the racing cars will be!

Racing Car craft for kids step-by-step

  1. 1

    Cover SMARTIES® Tube in glue.

  2. 2

    Wrap coloured paper around the tube, carefully cutting excess paper off.

  3. 3

    Carefully cut hexagons from the paper and stick on both ends of the tube (Draw around the end of the tube as a template).

  4. 4

    Carefully push the wooden skewer through the holes near the closed end of the tube.

  5. 5

    Measure and mark 2.5cm from each end of the tube, and repeat on the opposite side of the tube.

  6. 6

    Use a pencil to punch through the tube at each marked point.

  7. 7

    Now carefully push cocktail sticks through the holes.

  8. 8

    Draw 4 wheels on cardboard, using a small round object as a template.

  9. 9

    Cut the wheels out, colour them in with a black pen on both sides, and make a hole in the middle of each wheel using a sharp pencil and a ball of blue-tac underneath for safety. Then push wheels onto cocktail sticks.

  10. 10

    Remove the sharp ends with scissors with care.

  11. 11

    If you would like to make a windscreen, carefully use a craft knife to cut a 3-sided rectangle on the top flat edge of the tube about half-way down. Fold back the flap to make it stand up.

  12. 12

    Now it's time to race your homemade car craft.

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