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Stay Creative! Toy Car Asian American Resource Center

Activity Duration: 1 Hour. Recommended Ages: 6 - 10 Years Old.

What is Transportation?

Transportation. Just about everyone uses it, whether it is a car, bus, plane, train or bicycle. But there are so many other kinds of transportation around the world that many people don’t know about, including the toy car you are going to make!

Here is a vehicle called a tuk tuk! These are commonly used in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and India.

Video Source: Video Source: "Blippi in India | Learning About the Rickshaw Tuk Tuk for Kids" by Blippi - Educational Videos for Kids, Aug 21, 2018. 

Main Activity

Now it’s time for you to make your own car! Gather the materials and follow the instructions below to create your toy car!

Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape
  • Toilet Paper Roll

Instructions

Step 1

Roll your paper towel roll onto your construction paper.

Step 2

Make sure to glue the end so that the paper can stick to itself.

Step 3

Draw two circles on another sheet of construction paper. Then cut the circles out.

Step 4

Tape one circle to each end of the paper towel roll.

Step 5

Draw four circles for the wheels of the car on a new sheet of construction paper.

Step 6

Cut out the circles and tape them onto the bottom of the car.

Last Step

You can use your markers to decorate the car however you like!

Now you are ready for some fun adventures!

Take your car on a trip around the living room, explore the cavernous kitchen, the water world of the bathroom (but don't let your car get wet!) and the jungles outside your front door!

Share with us your toy car and your adventures! Send us a photo aarc@austintexas.gov and will we post on our Instagram!

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Credits:

Created with images by picaidol - "tut tuk thailand transportation" • cancelvfr - "bangkok thailand city" • Weirdredfreak - "rickshaw sri lanka transport"