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Pringles Can Racing Car 2013

Post by Admin on Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:36 am

2013 2013 2013 <span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I wanted to make a toy car from a shoebox with wheels that actually turned. I asked my husband for some advice and he had the great idea of using a Pringles can! The fact that I had to buy him some Pringles I'm sure had nothing to do with his suggestion. In the end, he made the whole thing himself, so this is actually a guest blog post from him!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xFXMkbKOf4w/Ugkqs9iKYwI/AAAAAAAAGEI/vJK1ucSrAmM/s1600/PringleCar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="276" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xFXMkbKOf4w/Ugkqs9iKYwI/AAAAAAAAGEI/vJK1ucSrAmM/s320/PringleCar.jpg" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I like Pringles, and I like motor racing, so when Georgina asked me to help with an idea for her blog, what could be more natural than a Pringles racing car!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I started with an empty Pringles tube (I&nbsp;didn't&nbsp;mind helping to empty it), some wooden wheels that Georgina gave me, and two wooden dowels that I had in stock.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3I3vNFL7wBo/Ugg-qzapBAI/AAAAAAAAGA8/HK38FteuvOk/s1600/P1040441.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3I3vNFL7wBo/Ugg-qzapBAI/AAAAAAAAGA8/HK38FteuvOk/s320/P1040441.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="264" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">My initial idea was to use the four wooden wheels: two at the front and two at the back, but it&nbsp;didn't&nbsp;look… racy enough.&nbsp;So I decided to make some larger wheels for the back and double up at the front.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Marking out on a tube was awkward, so I used the printed nutrition information label as a guideline.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6PqlhjocMJE/Ugg-9LpAxXI/AAAAAAAAGBM/P3xWQ6XYX9k/s1600/P1040446.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6PqlhjocMJE/Ugg-9LpAxXI/AAAAAAAAGBM/P3xWQ6XYX9k/s320/P1040446.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="253" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">First, I marked a centerline on what would be the bottom of the car with a ruler and sharpie (marker pen), then marked each side of the line for holes for the front wheels. The tube needs to be clear of the ground when resting on the wheels – it looked to me like the edge of the nutrition label would be about right; and put the wheels about one wheel-width back from the front of the tube.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gsmyEK6J4g/Ugg_8InGJkI/AAAAAAAAGBc/Wlkj9RUZZGE/s1600/P1040451.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="293" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gsmyEK6J4g/Ugg_8InGJkI/AAAAAAAAGBc/Wlkj9RUZZGE/s320/P1040451.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .5in; text-indent: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">To make the holes I used a twist drill (that was a little smaller than the width of the dowels) to make a push fit. Then I poked one of the dowels through the two holes to make an axle; and put a pair of wheels on each side.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">While I was wondering how to keep the wheels from falling off the axle, I decided on craft sticks. I drilled holes in both ends of four sticks, by stacking them carefully one on top of the other. If you have an electric drill it’s easier, but you can do it by hand with a twist drill and a bit of elbow grease.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hOo19jaX15Q/UghAdPIRz3I/AAAAAAAAGBo/0i9bDjhaeq0/s1600/P1040454.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="198" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hOo19jaX15Q/UghAdPIRz3I/AAAAAAAAGBo/0i9bDjhaeq0/s320/P1040454.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 15.555556297302246px;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Here’s the arrangement:the axle pokes through the tube, and on each side there is a craft stick, two wheels and another craft stick.&nbsp; Nothing is glued at this point.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JKTWAPh92Yg/UghBYF2Ad_I/AAAAAAAAGBw/XKv32p72lQ4/s1600/P1040456.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="260" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JKTWAPh92Yg/UghBYF2Ad_I/AAAAAAAAGBw/XKv32p72lQ4/s320/P1040456.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">The axle stays still and the wheels turn in this model.&nbsp; I made sure that the wheels have plenty of freedom to rotate smoothly, then put a drop of glue just on the outermost craft stick on each side – not on the wheel itself.&nbsp; Note that the outermost sticks are both resting on the floor, so I know the holes at the front are lined up with each other.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Next I carefully snipped off the excess dowel.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><i>Note: I used a hot glue gun for this project. Wood glue or white craft glue would work OK too. &nbsp;Make sure it's non-toxic if you plan to let your child play with the finished article!&nbsp;</i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">For the back wheels, I&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 15.555556297302246px;">didn't</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;have anything suitable in stock so I traced round the Pringles lid onto some cardboard and carefully cut out two wheels with a craft knife. The rounder they are the better, but they don’t have to be perfect.&nbsp; Don’t try to cut all the way through in one go, you can go round the circle several times cutting deeper each time.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JTN1bd25ViM/UghCqqc0o1I/AAAAAAAAGCA/CQcgsIgROGY/s1600/P1040464.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JTN1bd25ViM/UghCqqc0o1I/AAAAAAAAGCA/CQcgsIgROGY/s200/P1040464.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="190" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wO73Na34yy8/Ugp5SNU_WqI/AAAAAAAAGEY/KgeMX_GN1q0/s1600/P1040467.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="177" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wO73Na34yy8/Ugp5SNU_WqI/AAAAAAAAGEY/KgeMX_GN1q0/s320/P1040467.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">You may notice in the last picture that I also pushed another dowel through the front of the craft sticks, to complete the support for my front wing.</span></span><br /><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Find the center of each back wheel, e.g. by drawing two diameters across it roughly at right angles to each other, or by eyeballing it.&nbsp; Then drill through with a twist drill or just poke a hole with a stick. I used two wide rubber bands for the tyres.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOA67HVR-RY/UghD5xc8aMI/AAAAAAAAGCc/NlK5W3B-GVs/s1600/P1040473.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="186" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOA67HVR-RY/UghD5xc8aMI/AAAAAAAAGCc/NlK5W3B-GVs/s320/P1040473.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Again, you need to measure so that the tube will be clear of the ground with the wheels on.&nbsp; I jacked up the back of the car with a few craft sticks, and rested the wheels alongside then marked through with a pencil.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vB6zscxJUbo/UghELJljjjI/AAAAAAAAGCk/RUAhXJTJPWk/s1600/P1040478.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="242" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vB6zscxJUbo/UghELJljjjI/AAAAAAAAGCk/RUAhXJTJPWk/s320/P1040478.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Then I made holes in the tube, and poked a dowel through to hold the wheels on.</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">Again, I used four craft</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;sticks with holes drilled in each end to help retain the wheels and to be the basis of the rear wing.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m1dSU7VMTOc/UghEY4qAfEI/AAAAAAAAGCs/SVPxSgZs-TU/s1600/P1040480.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="195" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m1dSU7VMTOc/UghEY4qAfEI/AAAAAAAAGCs/SVPxSgZs-TU/s320/P1040480.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I cut off the excess dowel and put a spot of glue just to the outermost craft stick, again make sure you don’t glue the wheel to the axle.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 115%;">Then I added an extra piece of dowel through the remaining four holes to be the wing.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VEbT3D2k5Eg/UghE8KgMOEI/AAAAAAAAGC0/YhtPZ7BPEdI/s1600/P1040482.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="182" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VEbT3D2k5Eg/UghE8KgMOEI/AAAAAAAAGC0/YhtPZ7BPEdI/s320/P1040482.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">I realised that the wing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">wouldn't</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;stay up on its own, so I cut a small slot in the rear top of the tube to take one more piece of craft stick. This one has a hole just in the top end.&nbsp; I had to refit the dowel.&nbsp; Then I glued the dowels for the front and back wings.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_NiriJzta-Y/UghFY6C0rlI/AAAAAAAAGC8/ldNbdOj4UJI/s1600/P1040484.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="187" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_NiriJzta-Y/UghFY6C0rlI/AAAAAAAAGC8/ldNbdOj4UJI/s320/P1040484.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">So far so good.&nbsp; Now I was ready to make a cockpit for our intrepid driver.&nbsp; I cut a piece from an egg carton, laid it on top of the tube near the rear and marked round with a sharpie.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N0HeF_E00tQ/UghFvqGm47I/AAAAAAAAGDE/rfnGIpi0y-c/s1600/P1040487.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="228" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N0HeF_E00tQ/UghFvqGm47I/AAAAAAAAGDE/rfnGIpi0y-c/s320/P1040487.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">A little bit of careful work with the craft knife, and the hole was just big enough to push the piece of egg carton into. I glued all round the edges then trimmed round. Please be very careful when trimming, as it’s too easy to slip with the craft knife.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06xNwq2zxhc/UghGMMtoB7I/AAAAAAAAGDQ/83pi7z4dvwA/s1600/P1040490.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06xNwq2zxhc/UghGMMtoB7I/AAAAAAAAGDQ/83pi7z4dvwA/s320/P1040490.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">It remained only to cut out a cardboard piece for the front wing and slot it carefully with the craft knife to fit round the craft sticks. With the craft sticks resting on the ground, the wing should be just clear, so that the car can roll freely. </span></span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Then I glued the wing to the dowel.</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Finally I cut out, slotted and glued the</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;rear wing, this time giving it a jaunty angle to produce some down-force in the corners!&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">I replaced the lid of the Pringles tube, drawing on a radiator grill with my faithful sharpie. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_lDnOxJw8Ks/UgqMJ4cBRNI/AAAAAAAAGFI/bf97lTRK6cY/s1600/P1040517.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="258" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_lDnOxJw8Ks/UgqMJ4cBRNI/AAAAAAAAGFI/bf97lTRK6cY/s320/P1040517.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Voila! One race car, apparently from the Pringles racing team!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-djlHlirbdJQ/UgkpD_PxBUI/AAAAAAAAGDo/eEy3buGRlNo/s1600/P1040499.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="275" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-djlHlirbdJQ/UgkpD_PxBUI/AAAAAAAAGDo/eEy3buGRlNo/s320/P1040499.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Georgina and I showed it to our son who loved it! We have to supervise him when he plays with it but generally he's quite careful.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RWabZWSb0g8/UgkpctuA0FI/AAAAAAAAGDw/ismTCo7YAdw/s1600/P1040502.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="246" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RWabZWSb0g8/UgkpctuA0FI/AAAAAAAAGDw/ismTCo7YAdw/s320/P1040502.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yM1xlAO0p6I/UgkpdJE24lI/AAAAAAAAGD0/2Xi0QKhnFIA/s1600/P1040503.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yM1xlAO0p6I/UgkpdJE24lI/AAAAAAAAGD0/2Xi0QKhnFIA/s320/P1040503.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="258" /></a></div><br /></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I wanted to make a toy car from a shoebox with wheels that actually turned. I asked my husband for some advice and he had the great idea of using a Pringles can! The fact that I had to buy him some Pringles I'm sure had nothing to do with his suggestion. In the end, he made the whole thing himself, so this is actually a guest blog post from him!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xFXMkbKOf4w/Ugkqs9iKYwI/AAAAAAAAGEI/vJK1ucSrAmM/s1600/PringleCar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="276" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xFXMkbKOf4w/Ugkqs9iKYwI/AAAAAAAAGEI/vJK1ucSrAmM/s320/PringleCar.jpg" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I like Pringles, and I like motor racing, so when Georgina asked me to help with an idea for her blog, what could be more natural than a Pringles racing car!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I started with an empty Pringles tube (I&nbsp;didn't&nbsp;mind helping to empty it), some wooden wheels that Georgina gave me, and two wooden dowels that I had in stock.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3I3vNFL7wBo/Ugg-qzapBAI/AAAAAAAAGA8/HK38FteuvOk/s1600/P1040441.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3I3vNFL7wBo/Ugg-qzapBAI/AAAAAAAAGA8/HK38FteuvOk/s320/P1040441.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="264" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">My initial idea was to use the four wooden wheels: two at the front and two at the back, but it&nbsp;didn't&nbsp;look… racy enough.&nbsp;So I decided to make some larger wheels for the back and double up at the front.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Marking out on a tube was awkward, so I used the printed nutrition information label as a guideline.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6PqlhjocMJE/Ugg-9LpAxXI/AAAAAAAAGBM/P3xWQ6XYX9k/s1600/P1040446.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6PqlhjocMJE/Ugg-9LpAxXI/AAAAAAAAGBM/P3xWQ6XYX9k/s320/P1040446.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="253" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">First, I marked a centerline on what would be the bottom of the car with a ruler and sharpie (marker pen), then marked each side of the line for holes for the front wheels. The tube needs to be clear of the ground when resting on the wheels – it looked to me like the edge of the nutrition label would be about right; and put the wheels about one wheel-width back from the front of the tube.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gsmyEK6J4g/Ugg_8InGJkI/AAAAAAAAGBc/Wlkj9RUZZGE/s1600/P1040451.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="293" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gsmyEK6J4g/Ugg_8InGJkI/AAAAAAAAGBc/Wlkj9RUZZGE/s320/P1040451.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .5in; text-indent: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">To make the holes I used a twist drill (that was a little smaller than the width of the dowels) to make a push fit. Then I poked one of the dowels through the two holes to make an axle; and put a pair of wheels on each side.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">While I was wondering how to keep the wheels from falling off the axle, I decided on craft sticks. I drilled holes in both ends of four sticks, by stacking them carefully one on top of the other. If you have an electric drill it’s easier, but you can do it by hand with a twist drill and a bit of elbow grease.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hOo19jaX15Q/UghAdPIRz3I/AAAAAAAAGBo/0i9bDjhaeq0/s1600/P1040454.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="198" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hOo19jaX15Q/UghAdPIRz3I/AAAAAAAAGBo/0i9bDjhaeq0/s320/P1040454.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 15.555556297302246px;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Here’s the arrangement:the axle pokes through the tube, and on each side there is a craft stick, two wheels and another craft stick.&nbsp; Nothing is glued at this point.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JKTWAPh92Yg/UghBYF2Ad_I/AAAAAAAAGBw/XKv32p72lQ4/s1600/P1040456.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="260" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JKTWAPh92Yg/UghBYF2Ad_I/AAAAAAAAGBw/XKv32p72lQ4/s320/P1040456.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">The axle stays still and the wheels turn in this model.&nbsp; I made sure that the wheels have plenty of freedom to rotate smoothly, then put a drop of glue just on the outermost craft stick on each side – not on the wheel itself.&nbsp; Note that the outermost sticks are both resting on the floor, so I know the holes at the front are lined up with each other.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Next I carefully snipped off the excess dowel.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><i>Note: I used a hot glue gun for this project. Wood glue or white craft glue would work OK too. &nbsp;Make sure it's non-toxic if you plan to let your child play with the finished article!&nbsp;</i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">For the back wheels, I&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 15.555556297302246px;">didn't</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;have anything suitable in stock so I traced round the Pringles lid onto some cardboard and carefully cut out two wheels with a craft knife. The rounder they are the better, but they don’t have to be perfect.&nbsp; Don’t try to cut all the way through in one go, you can go round the circle several times cutting deeper each time.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JTN1bd25ViM/UghCqqc0o1I/AAAAAAAAGCA/CQcgsIgROGY/s1600/P1040464.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JTN1bd25ViM/UghCqqc0o1I/AAAAAAAAGCA/CQcgsIgROGY/s200/P1040464.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="190" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wO73Na34yy8/Ugp5SNU_WqI/AAAAAAAAGEY/KgeMX_GN1q0/s1600/P1040467.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="177" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wO73Na34yy8/Ugp5SNU_WqI/AAAAAAAAGEY/KgeMX_GN1q0/s320/P1040467.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">You may notice in the last picture that I also pushed another dowel through the front of the craft sticks, to complete the support for my front wing.</span></span><br /><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Find the center of each back wheel, e.g. by drawing two diameters across it roughly at right angles to each other, or by eyeballing it.&nbsp; Then drill through with a twist drill or just poke a hole with a stick. I used two wide rubber bands for the tyres.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOA67HVR-RY/UghD5xc8aMI/AAAAAAAAGCc/NlK5W3B-GVs/s1600/P1040473.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="186" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOA67HVR-RY/UghD5xc8aMI/AAAAAAAAGCc/NlK5W3B-GVs/s320/P1040473.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Again, you need to measure so that the tube will be clear of the ground with the wheels on.&nbsp; I jacked up the back of the car with a few craft sticks, and rested the wheels alongside then marked through with a pencil.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vB6zscxJUbo/UghELJljjjI/AAAAAAAAGCk/RUAhXJTJPWk/s1600/P1040478.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="242" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vB6zscxJUbo/UghELJljjjI/AAAAAAAAGCk/RUAhXJTJPWk/s320/P1040478.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Then I made holes in the tube, and poked a dowel through to hold the wheels on.</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">Again, I used four craft</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;sticks with holes drilled in each end to help retain the wheels and to be the basis of the rear wing.</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m1dSU7VMTOc/UghEY4qAfEI/AAAAAAAAGCs/SVPxSgZs-TU/s1600/P1040480.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="195" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m1dSU7VMTOc/UghEY4qAfEI/AAAAAAAAGCs/SVPxSgZs-TU/s320/P1040480.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I cut off the excess dowel and put a spot of glue just to the outermost craft stick, again make sure you don’t glue the wheel to the axle.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 115%;">Then I added an extra piece of dowel through the remaining four holes to be the wing.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VEbT3D2k5Eg/UghE8KgMOEI/AAAAAAAAGC0/YhtPZ7BPEdI/s1600/P1040482.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="182" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VEbT3D2k5Eg/UghE8KgMOEI/AAAAAAAAGC0/YhtPZ7BPEdI/s320/P1040482.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">I realised that the wing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">wouldn't</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;stay up on its own, so I cut a small slot in the rear top of the tube to take one more piece of craft stick. This one has a hole just in the top end.&nbsp; I had to refit the dowel.&nbsp; Then I glued the dowels for the front and back wings.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_NiriJzta-Y/UghFY6C0rlI/AAAAAAAAGC8/ldNbdOj4UJI/s1600/P1040484.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="187" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_NiriJzta-Y/UghFY6C0rlI/AAAAAAAAGC8/ldNbdOj4UJI/s320/P1040484.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">So far so good.&nbsp; Now I was ready to make a cockpit for our intrepid driver.&nbsp; I cut a piece from an egg carton, laid it on top of the tube near the rear and marked round with a sharpie.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N0HeF_E00tQ/UghFvqGm47I/AAAAAAAAGDE/rfnGIpi0y-c/s1600/P1040487.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="228" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N0HeF_E00tQ/UghFvqGm47I/AAAAAAAAGDE/rfnGIpi0y-c/s320/P1040487.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">A little bit of careful work with the craft knife, and the hole was just big enough to push the piece of egg carton into. I glued all round the edges then trimmed round. Please be very careful when trimming, as it’s too easy to slip with the craft knife.</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06xNwq2zxhc/UghGMMtoB7I/AAAAAAAAGDQ/83pi7z4dvwA/s1600/P1040490.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06xNwq2zxhc/UghGMMtoB7I/AAAAAAAAGDQ/83pi7z4dvwA/s320/P1040490.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">It remained only to cut out a cardboard piece for the front wing and slot it carefully with the craft knife to fit round the craft sticks. With the craft sticks resting on the ground, the wing should be just clear, so that the car can roll freely. </span></span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Then I glued the wing to the dowel.</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Finally I cut out, slotted and glued the</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;rear wing, this time giving it a jaunty angle to produce some down-force in the corners!&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">I replaced the lid of the Pringles tube, drawing on a radiator grill with my faithful sharpie. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_lDnOxJw8Ks/UgqMJ4cBRNI/AAAAAAAAGFI/bf97lTRK6cY/s1600/P1040517.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="258" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_lDnOxJw8Ks/UgqMJ4cBRNI/AAAAAAAAGFI/bf97lTRK6cY/s320/P1040517.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Voila! One race car, apparently from the Pringles racing team!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-djlHlirbdJQ/UgkpD_PxBUI/AAAAAAAAGDo/eEy3buGRlNo/s1600/P1040499.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="275" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-djlHlirbdJQ/UgkpD_PxBUI/AAAAAAAAGDo/eEy3buGRlNo/s320/P1040499.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Georgina and I showed it to our son who loved it! We have to supervise him when he plays with it but generally he's quite careful.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RWabZWSb0g8/UgkpctuA0FI/AAAAAAAAGDw/ismTCo7YAdw/s1600/P1040502.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="246" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RWabZWSb0g8/UgkpctuA0FI/AAAAAAAAGDw/ismTCo7YAdw/s320/P1040502.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yM1xlAO0p6I/UgkpdJE24lI/AAAAAAAAGD0/2Xi0QKhnFIA/s1600/P1040503.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yM1xlAO0p6I/UgkpdJE24lI/AAAAAAAAGD0/2Xi0QKhnFIA/s320/P1040503.JPG" title="Craftulate: Pringles Can Racing Car" width="258" /></a></div><br /></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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