Cardboard Kitty Convertible




Introduction: Cardboard Kitty Convertible

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Create your own animal-appropriate sized cardboard car with these steps and soon your cat/dog/bunny/etc. will be able to back your car out of the driveway for you!

Materials/tools Needed:

-Cardboard boxes
-Adhesive (I used Gorilla Glue)
-Box Cutter

Step 1: Cardboard

Flatten out any cardboard boxes and prep them for drawing your template.

Step 2: Draw Your Template

Draw your desired car template. My inspiration was a convertible. Make sure to add tabs where the pieces will adhere together. My car body includes:

-under side
-left side
-right side

Step 3: Get to Cutting

Cut your template out and fold in the tabs.

Step 4: Double Check

Position the pieces to make sure the car will line up properly.

Step 5: Make It Stick

Adhere the tabs to necessary parts. Let the cardboard body dry.

Step 6: Taking Shape

At this point the car body should be taking shape.

Step 7: Paint Time

Now we get to painting. I had lots of leftover paint from other projects, so went ahead with colors already in my stock.

Step 8: Accessorize

Add wheels and accents. My car includes:

-painted on windshield wipers
-a license plate from "Catifornia"
-head lights
-tail lights

Step 9: Ready to Roll!

Add your pet and your project is ready to hit the road... or just keep it in the house for safety's sake.

The End!

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Welcome aboard, very nice work! Hope the glue dried completely out before kitty made her first ride ;-)

    LOL I just love the expression on his face. You would so win a cat food contest with that pic. Contest located in here.
    Technically it involves your pet cat/cats sitting in boxes but this one would take the cake.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    There's nothing better than a kitteh who like things that roll. Roll out!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work. Is your cat wearing a skull and crossbones tie for Halloween?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    OMG that is so cute, and he is wearing a tie too, love it!