recycle toys

phyllis mcdaniel


i wanted something very special and different for my granddaughter, whom is graduating med. college, she is big into autos, well, this is what i came up with.
i found this toy car at a neighborhood goodwill store, only cost me a dollar, tore it apart, this is what i came up with.
and here we have; STUBBY was born.!!!!!!!

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toy car
white coated wire
electrical safety plugs (prongs cut off)
plastic caps
magic marker
super glue
short steel pegs (about 1
wood burning tool
wood burning pencil point tip

Directions Step-By-Step

when you find your car you want, dismantle it, see what you have to work with:
me, i had 4 tires, and axle, 4 hubs, and 4 rims, along with a few plastic gears from the inside.
i took a hub and inserted it in one of the tires, on the bottom, then with a woodburning tool, using the pencil point tip, burnt three holes in the tire at random locations, on the top side of the tire, the tire is laying on it's side with the hub on the bottom, in these holes i inserted one steel peg in each hole, put some super glue around each peg, then, i already have my tires on the axle, i laid it across the top of the tire laying down on it's side,
in the other tire, again burn three more random holes, spread the tire, around the pegs with super glue, all over the tire, match up holes in top tire with pegs in bottom tire and sandwich them together, next, i glued a penny on the end of each wheel, so no matter what she does, i'll still have my two cents worth in it.
next, i cut some little short pieces of white coated wire to make eye lashes, glued on my gears for eyes and mouth, with a black magic marker color centers of gears.
MAGIC, STUBBY WAS BORN, and it rolls too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #recycle