Cardboard Tinkering Toy Series: Cardboard and Cork Flip Car

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This car is SO much fun!

It really makes my girls giggle because it seems like it has its own personality. We’ve had a great time tinkering with ramps, and there was also a failed zig-zag chute, but the girls also love attaching a string and chasing after each.

This project is pretty intuitive once you gather all the tools and materials together. A few pointers:

* Use large paperclips that have fewer kinks to straighten out.

* Try to cut your corks as evenly as possible.

* You can make the car without the hinge in the middle, but if you do make the hinge, be sure to leave a gap between the hinging parts.

I hope you try this one out, it truly is a toy for all ages!

14 thoughts on “Cardboard Tinkering Toy Series: Cardboard and Cork Flip Car

  1. I have been inspired to do more cardboard crafts with the grand kids. Since they are here often it’s nice having projects that don’t cost me anything. For that reason I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award.

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  3. nice one! I like the way it bends as it goes over the ramp
    if you keep the body of the car as one piece of cardboard so it doesn’t bend, you can attach a balloon and make an air powered car…

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  6. Hi!
    How lovely! It looks so fun!
    I’d love to make one, but I’m afraid I don’t understand how you go from the two half-corks wire the wire in between to the fully made car =(
    I’d so love to have one to play with!

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