The Scrap Box has recycled scraps to make model racing cars. This article explains the techniques to make cars that really move. You can use all sorts of things to make wheels, bushings, axles, and chassis, straws, tubes, caps, cardboard circles, self-adhesive foam, small boxes, artificial fruit, and more. Just add imagination!
A circle with a hole in the center.
Use a pencil or awl to make a hole in a foam or cardboard circle.
If you want the wheel to spin as well, add a “bushing” to let the wheel turn freely on the axle. (see bottom left wheel in the illustration)
spin on the axle … or wheels and axle can each spin (as shown on the left)
~notice the “hub cap” which prevents the wheel spinning off the axle~
or only the axle spins (shown on the right)
The base on which you build the body of your car.
Use a double-sticky, foam “tape,” or glue to attach the bushing to the non- sticky bottom of the car.Use other pieces of foam (sticky side up) to build the “engine,” trunk, and seats. Use the sticky-side-up surfaces to add color with transfer foil or paper strips. Remember: you can cut foam with a knife or scissors to sculpt your car. Don’t forget about lights, the windshield, the instrument panel… Have fun!