* Tutorial presented by Lili Esterhuizen
With just a few simple supplies, kids can show dad and/ or grandad how much they love him by crafting together, engaging and having fun.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
This craft is loaded with fun and important Superskills:
WHAT YOU'LL NEED (Be creative and use what you have at home)
Ready, Set, Go!
Step 1: You can use a large or small piece of cardboard, it is up to you. Use a piece of wool to map out your race track.
Step 2: Stick it down with tape or putty. Masking tape works well as it will remove easily when you need to peel it off again.
Step 3: Use a black marker, pen or Sharpie to outline the track on either side of the string.
Step 4: Remove the wool & tape. Cut out a few 'lakes' using blue paper or foam sheets and stick them down.
Step 5: Add lines to divide your board into different segments/plots behind the track.
Step 6: Divide a paper plate or piece of paper into 4.
Step 7: Mark each ¼ as follows:
4. Free (this means you are free to draw anything that you like)
Step 8: Take turns to spin the marker & draw something from the ¼ that the lid lands on e.g. house or plantation. If it lands on ‘free’, draw anything you want (your family, pet, insects etc). Be creative!
Step 9: Use pastel or wax crayons and start decorating your board
Step 10: Use watercolor paint to color the remainder of your board. See how the crayons resist the paint (oil & water don’t mix!)
Tip: don't paint the track as a smooth and clean track will have less friction and allow your cars to drive faster
Step 10: Draw and color 2 cars on pieces of thick white paper. Slightly bigger than your key ring
Step 11: Cut them out
Step 12: Use tape to attach a key ring to the back of each car.
Step 13: Use a glue gun (adults to assist) or tape to stick a magnet to the end of a cork or bottle cap. Make sure the magnet is the right way around to attract the key ring.
Step 14: Add bridges or tunnels. Cut a toilet roll into 3 pieces. Cut a slit in each piece. Use craft glue or tape to stick the pieces of toilet roll over the track to form bridges.
Tip: Test that your car fits through your tunnel before gluing or sticking it in place.
Step 15: Add more detail using wool/ yarn, tiny pom poms, color paper etc. View the video for more inspiration.
Step 16: Place the magnet behind the board and the car on top of the board, time to race your cars around the track! Time a lap or see if you can catch each other.
P.S. Remember to allow Dad to flaunt his competitive side by letting him win a few times! ;-)
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