Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Create your own animal-appropriate sized cardboard car with these steps and soon your cat/dog/bunny/etc. will be able to back your car out of the driveway for you!

Materials/tools Needed:

-Cardboard boxes
-Adhesive (I used Gorilla Glue)
-Paint
-Pet
-Box Cutter
-Pencil
-Compass
-Ruler
-Scissors

Step 1: Cardboard

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Flatten out any cardboard boxes and prep them for drawing your template.

Step 2: Draw your template

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Draw your desired car template. My inspiration was a convertible. Make sure to add tabs where the pieces will adhere together. My car body includes:

-hood
-windshield
-trunk
-under side
-left side
-right side
-wheels
-axel

Step 3: Get to cutting

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cut your template out and fold in the tabs.

Step 4: Double check

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Position the pieces to make sure the car will line up properly.

Step 5: Make it stick

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Adhere the tabs to necessary parts. Let the cardboard body dry.

Step 6: Taking shape

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
At this point the car body should be taking shape.

Step 7: Paint time

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Now we get to painting. I had lots of leftover paint from other projects, so went ahead with colors already in my stock.

Step 8: Accessorize

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Add wheels and accents. My car includes:

-painted on windshield wipers
-a license plate from "Catifornia"
-head lights
-tail lights

Step 9: Ready to roll!

Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Cardboard Kitty Convertible
Add your pet and your project is ready to hit the road... or just keep it in the house for safety's sake.

The End!
 
 

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