Introduction: Altoids Smalls Toy Car

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This instructable is going to show you how to make a simple Toy Car made from an Altoids Smalls tin! If you have a pile of them in your drawer like me then you can make a lot of these and have a family race!

Step 1: Stuff You Need!

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Here is the list of what all you need:

  • Altoids Smalls Tin
  • four Lego Wheels It should have the number: 6015 on it, if it doesn't then look at the picture.
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 1-2 Skewers
  • Drill
  • Drill bit a little bigger than the skewers
  • Scissors
  • some Decorations (plastic, Legos, etc.)
  • Marker (optional)

Step 2: Drilling Holes for the Axles

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Lets get started! First we are going to use the marker and mark the holes for the axles, make sure that they are even or your car will be wobbly or turn. Now drill out the holes so that the axle can turn freely. Then insert the skewers and twist them to ensure that they can move freely.

Step 3: Adding the Wheels!

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Now we are going to add the wheels! Take one (1) axle and hot glue one wheel onto the flat end, now insert the axle into one hole on the tin. Push the wheel all the way against the tin then cut about 1/2 away from the tin on the other side of the skewer. Now glue a wheel on it. Repeat the same process for the other end. after that you should have the base of the car done!

Step 4: Pimp It Up!

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Now its time to give it the look and feel of a car instead of a piece of metal with wheels! First lets give it a bumper! You can use anything that you like: pencil, plastic, paper, etc. I'm going to use a piece of plastic that was a cover for a VGA cable. just glue it on! Now we are going to add a man! Get a Lego guy and discard his pants (oh that sounded weird!) now just glue him in the center of you car facing the front. I also added a Lego steering wheel.
Make up your own add-ons and post them in a comment! make a ramp! Or make a SUV out of a full sized tin! Or use BIG monster wheels instead!


freeza36 (author)2012-01-15

that did sound very weird

fishgish509 (author)2009-12-21


geco4ever (author)2009-08-28

i want to try this with a big altoids tin and add a motor. nice ible!

brobrobro (author)2009-07-22

love it.. I'm going to make it rubber band power

googlefreak (author)2009-07-21

nice ible.

nintendocrazzy (author)2009-07-21

nice work man...

bombermanplayer (author)2009-07-21

nice I'm making one! You should try putting a rubber band to power it.

johnguy (author)2009-07-21

AWESOME!!! Perfect for my little brother's car collection!

=SMART= (author)2009-07-18

Very nice :P

amakerguy (author)=SMART=2009-07-18


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