My little girl is an admirer of all planes, trains and automobiles. One of her new favorite things to do lately is to play in the car. It can be a beautiful day outside and she’ll prefer to hop from mom’s car to dad’s car. She pretends to drive, while we have to sit down right next to her. Like most two-year-olds, she’s pretty bossy right now, too. So, we spend a lot of time playing in cars.
My husband also just so happens to have a few “investment” cars collected at the moment. I say investments because he swears they’re investments and aren’t toys. They are really cool, old cars that he could, keyword being could, sell for more than he paid for them. Regardless, they are fun projects to have around and Cicily enjoys playing in them.
Currently, in the collection we have a Volkswagen Super Beetle from the 60’s and a Volkswagen Bus/Van. She can spend hours turning the steering wheel and pushing the buttons.
Needless to say, when we saw these little wooden cars at the craft store, we had to pick them up. I thought it would be fun to paint them together since she loves playing with cars so much. So, we decorated the cars with sparkly galaxy paint colors and rhinestone moons and stars.
In efforts to get her to play outside in the sandbox more, and less in the driver’s seat of our cars, we play pretend space traveler with these galaxy moon cars. Learn how to make your own below!
What you need:
- Wooden cars
- Acrylic paint + brush
- Moon and star rhinestones
- Glue (hot glue guns work well for impatient kids)
- Drop cloth
Step 1 – Place the drop cloth on the table you’ll be working at. Make sure you fully cover the table and floor.
Step 2 – Paint the plain wooden with different colored acrylic paints. Allow paint to fully dry.
Step 3 – Carefully glue the moon and star rhinestones onto the cars. Never allow a child to use the hot glue gun.
Step 4 – Once the paint and glue has fully dried, take the wooden cars outside to play pretend space travelers!