Introduction: Cardboard Car

In this Instructable, you will learn how to make a cardboard car.

Step 1: Get Your Materials

You need to get the following materials:


4 Motors


Hot Glue Tubes

Box Cutter (or Scissors, however, a box cutter works best)

Wire Cutter / Wire Stripper

Hot Glue Gun

2 Battery Packs

4 Batteries

OPTIONAL (but highly recommended): 4 Rubber Bands

OPTIONAL: Decorations (for your car)

Step 2: Cut Out the Frame

First, you need to cut out the frame of your car. I chose to cut out a sort of rectangular shape. Cut out 2 of these frames.

Step 3: Hot Glue Your First Battery Pack

Hot glue your first battery pack to one of the car frames. NOTE: DO NOT FOLLOW THE WAY I GLUED ON THE BATTERY PACK! Since I glued the switch of the battery pack upside down, I had to add an additional switch later.

Step 4: Hot Glue Your First 2 Motors

Hot glue 2 motors on the side on the opposite side of the battery pack like axles.

Step 5: Check the Motors

Make sure that both of your motors are spinning the same way!

Step 6: Repeat!

Repeat the past 3 steps, except on the other side of the frame. Make sure all four motors spin the same way.

Step 7: Wheels!

Cut out 4 wheels with your box cutter, making sure that they are all the same size. FInd the center of the wheels, and mark it. Next, take a wheel and slowly force the wheel's center onto each motor. Repeat for all of the other motors. ADDITIONAL STEP: Fit rubber bands to fit around each wheel.

Step 8: Top Frame

Take the other frame of the car and duct tape it so it covers all of the wiring of your car.

Step 9: Decorations

NOTE: This step is completely optional.

Use and make decorations to decorate your car!

Step 10: Finished!

Congratulations! You have made a cardboard car.