Let The Kids Drive

by TSGal on Tue, August 28th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Think back to when you were just a little boy or girl sitting in the backseat of the car.  What did you wish you could do more than anything?  Drive the car!  I was recently browsing through a great do-it-yourself website, Instructables.com, and came across a really cool project that the kids are sure to love.  Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a backseat dashboard.

Step 1: Punch

To begin your Makedo Dashboard, use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the centre of all the bottle lids, containers and plates.

Step 2: Cut

To create the features for your speedometer and signals, cut out arrows and circles that will be pinned together with the bottle lids.

Step 3: Connect

For the steering wheel of your Dashboard, take two bottle lids and place one on top and one underneath your plate. Connect the wheel to the Dashboard base using a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.

Step 4: Punch

To make the speedometer and signals, layer the pieces of cardboard and bottle lids along the top of the base box. Connect them to the base using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 5: Build


For the gear stick next to the steering wheel, place the tray and saw a slot on the top of it through to the box. The Makedo Safe-saw will sit in this small slot to become the gear stick for the Dashboard.

Step 6: Connect

Secure the tray to the base box using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.  To complete the look of your Dashboard,  position the box lid on a slight angle. Secure this position using Makedo Hinges, Re-pins and Re-clips to keep it in place.

Your Makedo Dashboard is now complete! Connect a piece of ribbon to the box to hang it over the back of the passenger seat of the car. It’s now ready to take for a drive, so put on your driver’s hat and remember to buckle up.

Boy do I wish I had this when I was a kid!  Somehow this seems more fun than actually driving – what do you think?

~TSGal

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