Kids get to be in the driver’s seat with this fun Driving In My Car Craft using foam sheets and photographs!
The inspiration for this craft came from the Driving In My Car song that is one of my little guy’s favorites. We sing it every day as we stroll along the sidewalk, watching the cars drive pass. Instead of just watching as the cars zoom by, though, this craft builds on imagination and play. A great way to personalize a car craft, this Driving In My Car Craft is not only a fun way for little ones to feel like they’re at the wheel, but would also be a great Father’s Day keepsake with dad in the front seat and his favorite backseat driver in back.
For our Driving In My Car Craft you will need foam sheets in a variety of colors. We used red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. You will also need a sheet of black foam for the tires. Along with that, you’ll need black, white, and yellow markers, scissors, and photographs of your driver and backseat riders to fit in the car.
Driving In My Car Craft
- Foam sheets – the colors of your choice & black
- Markers – black, white, yellow
First, you need to cut a circle from a foam sheet.
We used a regular, everyday cereal bowl. If you press the bowl rim into the foam, it will form an outline that you can then cut around.
Then, cut the circle in half.
Carefully cut out two window shapes from the top of the half circle.
Using a black sharpie, draw outline details around the window cutouts as well as a headlight and taillight. Then, color in the headlight and taillight with a yellow marker.
With a sheet of black foam, cut two roughly 1” circles for the tires. Use a white marker to draw in hubcap details on the tires.
Tape the tires in place on the bottom of the half circle. I’ve found that tape works best to stick to foam sheet.
Cut the photographs to fit in the windows of the car. You can do this by either using the cutout window shapes or holding the photo against the car and cutting to shape.
Tape the photograph in place.
You can make a simple road with white paper and black and orange markers for your cars to drive around. Or stick a magnet on back for fun on the fridge and a great keepsake for Dad for Father’s Day! Be sure to find more fun Father’s Day craft ideas at Our Kid Things!