With the 3rd installment of the first film that I ever got my fidgety eldest to sit through and watch out today Cars 3, I know that there will be parents around the country gearing up to take their little ones to the cinema to see Lightning McQueen and his friends and the adventures that they have this time around. Once you leave the cinema you may want to keep the momentum going so we’ve put together some fun Cars themed crafts for the kids and you to do together.

Be inspired by Disney Pixar's Cars 3 this summer and get creative with the kids with these Cars inspired crafts for all ages.

Cars Themed Crafts for Kids

With all the baking we do around here we never run out of egg cartons in our junk modelling box and these egg carton cars from The Pinterested Parent are really cute and easy to make.

Another favourite crafting material is paper plates – and these paper plate cars from Glued to my Crafts as well as the paper plate hubcaps from Great Kids Birthday Parties are easy to make and the kids will love to create them.

Be inspired by Disney Pixar's Cars 3 this summer and get creative with the kids with these Cars inspired crafts for all ages.

If you don’t have either egg cartons or paper plates then I am sure you have some cardboard tubes – they make idea cars check out these ideas for making them

A little pinch of perfect has some pretty simple cardboard tube cars to make and they would be great with characters from the toy box sitting in them driving them.

Over on Crafty Morning, they have another tutorial to make slightly more colourful cardboard tube cars sure to be a hit with the kids.

I am a big fan of wooden pegs – I use them to hang the laundry up which means that there are always some for crafts and these Peg and Button Cars from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls would be great to make and play with.

These other clothespin cars from Glued to my Craft would make fantastic manipulatives for maths you could use them on some transport themed clip cards like these ones from The Measured Mom.

Your older kids will love these Lego Balloon Cars from Little Bins for Little Hands you could even set it up as a family challenge – who can build the best Lego Balloon powered car to go the furthest.


Craft sticks and the smaller popsicle sticks are always useful to have in your crafting kit and these Popsicle Stick Cars from Glued to My Crafts would be a fun craft to do after seeing the movie.

Not all of your crafting has to involve glue why not try getting creative in the kitchen and making these Super Easy Car Chocolate Snacks from In the Playroom.

Any craft where you can get messy goes down a hit with my kids and somehow even this Sponge Painted Cars from Buggy and Buddy my kids managed to cover themselves with paint.

Be inspired by Disney Pixar's Cars 3 this summer and get creative with the kids with these Cars inspired crafts for all ages.

Although this painting with cars activity from Toddler Approved may look messy it’s mess-free and a lot of fun for little hands to do.

How about going a little bigger on the craft and you and your children could make their own Cardboard Box Cars like these ones from Krokotak.

Another snack for the kids some Cars and Traffic light cookies from Red Ted Art.

If you loved those cardboard box cars then look what you can make with these Disney Cars inspired cardboard box cars from Life with the Dewpews which I know would go down a hit at birthday parties here too.

Family at Disney have their own Cars themed craft to make the Cozy Cone Hotel – perfect for use when playing with your toy cars to reenact favourite moments from the movies.

More Kids Disney Themed Crafts

Disney Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Why not make some easy Disney Paper Plate Crafts with the Kids.

Be inspired by Disney Pixar's Cars 3 this summer and get creative with the kids with these Cars inspired crafts for all ages.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

2 Comments

  1. Is there any way or ideas on how to make the cardboard box cars have holes in the bottom so they can drive and move themselves…

    1. Sorry I haven’t seen any but I’m sure with some protection for little legs and some straps over the shoulder it could be DIY’d what a fabulous idea.

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