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Paper Car Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Paper Car Template and make this Easy Car Craft for Kids. Find step-by-step instructions and Free Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!

Check out this simple and fun race car! Kids will love making this car craft. Get the Free Paper Car Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Do you want more transportation themed fun? With the Transportation Activity Party Pack you can entertain your kiddos for hours! It includes 11 different activities and 2 craft templates!

Watch the Paper Car Craft video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this car craft for preschoolers:

Did you know that the first official car race was held at 4:30am!? Whew that’s early! Read more about it on Wikipedia.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your paper car craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Make this car craft for kids while reading these Fun Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Paper Car Template

Download the Free Paper Car Template. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.

pages of car template pdf
The Paper Car Template has everything you need to make this fun transportation art and craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Car Shapes

Once you have the print outs, staple them to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

car craft printable ready for cutting and pieces
Cut up the car template and staple it to multiple sheets of colored paper. You can cut out lots of shapes at one time!

Did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. 

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!

race car craft with flame and number for group of kids

I recommend having a paper car that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the wheels onto the race car body. Make sure to just glue the top of the wheels.
  2. Glue the white hubcaps onto the wheels.
  3. Glue the orange flame onto the car body.
  4. Glue the white number circle onto the orange flame.
  5. Use a marker to personalize your race car by adding a number.
  6. Use a marker to color in the dome windshield.
  7. Don’t forget to put your name on the back.
gluing on wheels to paper race car

Step 1: Glue the wheels onto the race car body. Make sure to just glue the top of the wheels.

adding hubcaps to paper race car

Step 2: Glue the white hubcaps onto the wheels.

gluing on flame to paper race car

Step 3: Glue the orange flame onto the car body.

adding number circle to paper race car

Step 4: Glue the white number circle onto the orange flame.

writing number on paper race car

Step 5: Use a marker to personalize your race car by adding a number.

coloring window on paper race car

Step 6: Use a marker to color in the dome windshield. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished!

It took me about 10 minutes to have the supplies for 20 kids. How amazing is that?!

Now you’re ready to take your Race Car craft to your event. This would be a great craft for a transportation lesson, preschool, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.

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If you liked this craft, check out some of my other vehicle crafts and more!

As always, I try to make classroom and party crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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