it's all cardboard boxes!! For the wheels i attached 2 cardboard boxes against the grain...then taped the edges so i gave a nice finish. For the axle i got long cardboard tubes (you can find it in material shops! they will give it to you free once the length of material is over!).  The lifting up arms ( i don't know what it's called)....well...like the tiers i pasted 2 boards up and cut the shape out....later i reinforced the arms with plastic sticks and taped it up...i also got a light Bristol board and hot glued it to the arms.

For the body as you can see form the pictures....i cut out the windows....(later i added another box under it as it wasn't high enough for my son to stand inside it...you can see it in the second picture). For the bottom of the body i removed the flaps and cut out a square smaller than the top box opening so i can be hot glued and taped properly. As you can see all the edges and joints were reinforced with tape.


So fun!

shazni (author)  AlinesCardboard4 months ago


DrippySpaff2 years ago
shazni (author)  DrippySpaff2 years ago
honk HONK!
great truck
shazni (author)  rockerchandru2 years ago
Thanks! looking for loads of cardboard tubes to make something cool for my son and the contest....but nobody is willing to part with them!! :-(
Amazing! I make short movies and this will make a great prop. I plan to rig it with explosives (legally) to blow it up in one of the scenes. It is really helpful that it is made from cardboard because it is inexpensive so I can make more for other films!
shazni (author)  Mythbuster Kid3 years ago
Great! please post a link so i may see the explosion! love to see it.
kaaaazmi3 years ago
zikrah3 years ago
wow! This is just amazing.
shazni (author)  lucaisangel3 years ago
i know...my son loved it! just lift it...crawl under and walk away...he loved the fact you can lift the front part (don't know what that is called )up and down
786Ayesha3 years ago