Your child will love helping you make these Paper Toy Cars with the Cricut Scoring Wheel! Get the scoring wheel for the Maker to create other fun projects.
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I have a budding mechanic in this family, so when I saw this adorable car design in Cricut Design Space, I knew I needed to make some for our little guy. Since he could pick up a toy, his choice has always been cars. He loved these so much, so I wanted to share this Cricut Scoring Wheel Toy Car Tutorial with you!
Cricut Scoring Wheel Toy Car Add-on
I also have a road graphic that you can cut out, but since I’m in the middle of a move, I had limited time in creating these…but if you want to go the extra mile, check out the Road Design in Cricut Design Space!
Now, you’ll need the Cricut Maker to use the scoring wheel. See that gold wheel on the top? That’s a good indicator that it’s made for the Maker. You can also use the double scoring wheel, knife blade, and rotary blade with the Maker. The rotary blade is included with the Maker, but you’ll need to purchase the Scoring Wheel separately.
The Cricut scoring wheel is perfect for boxes, cards, 3D home decor, and of course, toy cars!
I purchased these round circles at Michaels (I had to move in 1 week, and write three posts…it was nuts!) but you could also DIY these with the Cricut Knife Blade! Check out this Wreath Tutorial for more details.
What you’ll need to create this Toy Car Tutorial
- Obviously, you need to get the Scoring Wheel ASAP
- Cricut Maker
- Racecar Cricut Project (get the numbers HERE)
- Cricut Cardstock (I used three colors, and feel free to try out other paper materials)
- Cricut Shimmer Paper
- Small Wood Circles
- Mini Wooden Dowels
- Hot Glue Gun
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Cricut Scoring Wheel Toy Car Tutorial
- Open the Racecar Cricut Project and either click MAKE IT or CUSTOMIZE it to make edits. Check out my post on How to Use the Cricut Scoring Wheel for more details on how the score lines work.
- Once you’re at the cut page, choose your material (cardstock for the car or shimmer paper for the symbols on the car), then the Load tools and mat prompt will appear.
- Change out your cutting tool for the Scoring Wheel in Clamp B (teeth facing toward the machine).
- After the scoring is finished, change back to your cutting tool.
- After all the items are cut, start to assemble the car. Fold all the score marks inward, then glue them together with hot glue or your preferred adhesive.
- Fold the “dashboard” piece in half and glue it to the top of the car.
- Glue the fire graphics to the sides of the car and the number to the top of the car.
- Take the largest Wood Circle and glue a medium wood circle to the center, then place it face down on a flat surface, then repeat.
- Now put a dot of hot glue in the center of the large wood circle, and place the wood dowel (standing straight up) in the glue and hold it in place until it dries. Don’t attach the other circle to the wooden dowel yet!
- Push the dowel through the small hole in the back of the car to the other side, now glue the other wheel to the wooden dowel.
- Repeat step 8 to 10 but use a medium wood circle and smaller wood circle.
- And that’s it! It’s ready for playtime!!!
And you may be wondering why you would need the Cricut Scoring Wheel when you already have the scoring tool…well, I have a post for that. Read through it and see why I love the Scoring Wheel even more than the scoring tool (and I didn’t even think that was possible!)
What will you be making with the Cricut Scoring Wheel? For inspiration, check out some of these Cricut Access Projects.