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What You Will Need:

  • empty toilet paper tubes
  • eco-friendly paint
  • paintbrush
  • paper scraps
  • scissors or craft knife
  • hot glue gun

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 1: Cut It!

Using your craft knife or scissors, cut an oblong half circle in the middle of the paper tube.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 2: Make a Seat!

Then, fold it back to look like the back of the car seat.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 3: Paint It!

Use eco-friendly paints (we used our GLOB natural paint pigments) and paint the entire paper tube.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 4: Add Wheels and a Steering Wheel!

Use leftover buttons, milk caps or any other round item from your recycling bin as wheels – just glue them on. We used a push pin and a small circle of paper as a steering wheel.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 5: Make it Snazzy!

Give your kids markers, stickers or cutouts to glue all over the car – making it their own.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 6: Add a Driver!

We used LEGO mini-figures as our driver – however, you can use any small toy that will fit.

eco kids, green kids, how to, recycled craft projects, kids crafts, kids projects, jennie lyon

Step 7: Spend a Day at the Races!

Watch your kiddos have a blast as they drive their recycled toilet paper roll race cars all around the house.