My new son in law will be traveling a great distance and spending his first Christmas with us.  To celebrate, I thought I would make one of his packages a little different.  A scrolling message tag will say, "Merry Christmas, Forrest."  A solar powered mini car will race around in circles on top of the package (it is powered by a light above the package).  If you get too close to the package to examine things, a voice will say, "Step away from the package!"

Step 1: Drill Hole in Solar Mini Car

 You will need a solar powered mini-car (thinkgeek.com).  Carefully drill a 1/16 inch hole in the side.
That is fantastic! Now just have to make gifts that unwrap themselves D:
Very nice, good 'ible. How old is your son-in-law?<br />
I hope the contents are worth the package!<br />
&nbsp;Well billy sure did enjoy his paperclip. Mr. mrigsby's office supplies presents are always the best.&nbsp;
&nbsp;you sir are one determined man! nice work
Amazing! You have added so much information and detail. An excellent instructable on a really cute, creative project.<br />
This is pretty incredible, way beyond my electrical skills but I would love to see it in person!&nbsp; Well done!
Brilliantly&nbsp;build!, It looks like you have taken care with this. 'Good idea'
Dont you want to open it up? No that's to darn mistreating the package!<br /> <br /> I love it<br />
I really like this, and it's very well presented. It's good for someone to receive a quality-make as a gift. I'd guess that bright-light and a faster shutter-speed mught show the scrolling-message better, but video-cam's can be a bit tricky sometimes.<br /> <br /> L<br />

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