first i taped up the box completely
then i used a box cutter to make the windshield (by cutting off half the top and folding) and then cutting out the opening to see through. i also cut out a "door" to make it easier to get in.
next i used the box cutter to make "wheels" out of styrofoam plates
and added them to the car
then came the steering wheel, also made from a styrofoam plate. i even re-purposed a plastic piece that i just got from taking one of holden's toys out of it's box to attach it so it actually turns!
here's carter taking it for a test drive (whoops--the steering wheel needed attached a little better i guess)
we almost forgot to put on the headlights! the article recommended using red plastic cups, but since we didn't have any of those, styrofoam bowls it was.
the last thing to do was decorate and make it more fun. carter thought it was pretty fun to have his hand painted and then put it on the back. then after painting for about 20 seconds, carter left the job to me to finish and so i just brushed some color all over
not the most attractive thing i've ever seen (or made for that matter) but it added some variation to our day. if only we could get some better weather, because carter would very much like to "drive his car to the park." :-D