DIY Cardboard Bulldozer

Posted on Jan 31 2015 – 10:24am
by Rudy

DIY Cardboard Bulldozer

You might have noticed that the posts this week have been lacking.  I promise I am not gone!  In fact, I have been busier than ever this week doing “other” types of craft projects.  I decided that since the doll related posts haven’t happened much this week, that I would share with you a few thing me and the kiddos have been up to.

First, Bubba had a project due at school.  He needed to make a vehicle using a cardboard box and he had to be able to wear it for a parade at school. I’m not going to lie, when I saw the homework I got a little excited.  I had BIG plans to make this the best looking vehicle his school has ever seen! And while I was sharing my ideas with my son he said that he did not like them.  LOL. He wanted a bulldozer.  Hmm, a bulldozer?  I can make that great too I thought.  And while I was brainstorming ideas I realized that he needed to be a bigger part of this project.  So, even though I wanted something grand and very impressive, I decided just to help him do ”his” project.  So, while the end result does not look Pinterest worthy, or picture perfect, he LOVED it!  And, his friends were super impressed also!

The day of his parade was a lot of fun.  Let’s just say that everyones car was super cute in their own way.  There were a lot of ideas and Bubba really enjoyed showing off his bulldozer!  His favorite part was the front scooper.  (Not sure the correct term for it) We attached a ribbon to it so he could pull it in the parade and make it go up and down!  Honestly, it was really cool for a cardboard vehicle.  After the class parade all the students went to a room for a drive in movie.  Cute idea huh?!

This post is not exactly a step by step.  It’s just to give you an idea of our project.  We didn’t really have an organized way of making it, it was just kind of a wing it as we go!

Materials Needed:

  1. Carboard Boxes or scrap cardboard
  2. Paint
  3. Duct Tape *And LOTS of it!*
  4. Scissors or box cutters
  5. Ribbon


Have you done this project with your kid?  Leave a comment below with any tips you may have.

My tips:

Make it as small as possible.  We made it on the larger side and it was a little bit harder to carry even with the straps.  Also, make it as light as you can.  There were some kids in the parade that couldn’t make it because their cars were so heavy!   Let your child help!

8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debbie
    February 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm – Reply

    so cool!

  2. Amanda
    February 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm – Reply

    Love it! :) I like ”bubba’s” creativity too. I think his bull dozer was one of the cutest for sure. (don’t tell him I said cute, I know that doesn’t always go over the best with these men! ;-))

  3. Kahle
    February 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm – Reply

    What fun and creative box vehicles! Love his bulldozer! What a fun idea for a Halloween costume as well!

  4. Nicole
    January 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm – Reply

    I’ve never done a project like this with my daughter. But it’s very kool. I think your vehicle looks totally photo perfect. It’s great and it’s even better cause he helped. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Aurelia
    January 31, 2015 at 12:08 pm – Reply

    That is quite the school project! All those cars are so cool!! The bulldozer is unique and different!! Nice job.

  6. Sheila Sparks
    January 31, 2015 at 11:22 am – Reply

    Love love love it!!!

  7. angelica
    January 31, 2015 at 11:16 am – Reply

    My 2 year old would LOVE this.

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