Friday, July 29, 2011

Copy-cat batmobile

Let me start this post by saying if you are a mother of boys (or girls) and you have not yet checked out Cheri's blog you are missing out! She is incredibly creative and talented and the BEST blog I have found for craft ideas for my boys! The project I am about to show you was totally hers and I just followed her awesome detailed instructions to make my own version.

For my younger son's 3rd birthday we are having a superhero themed birthday and I wanted to make stuff that I could then move down to a playroom in our unfinished basement for the boys. His birthday is still a month away, but I have a bunch of projects floating around in my head that need to be accomplished in this time so I figured I should get started early.

Anyway, if you like this and want to make one of your own go here, to get the step by step directions. The only difference for mine was that I wanted to make it wider so Batman and Robin could fit in it together. ;) The only money I spent on this project was for glue sticks, paint and duct tape. I had all the cardboard and other things I tried to get creative with!

Anyway, here is the final project.

I found those little stick on LED lights in one of our closets. They weren't strong enough for the closet, but make awesome working headlights!!

For the symbol I used Duct tape sheets. I found them at Hobby Lobby right next to the rolls of duct tape. They are 8x10 sheets and come in all kinds of colors. They happened to have yellow and black. I just cut out the shapes and stuck them right on!

The "grill" is just a rectangle of foam core board that I sprayed with Chrome spray paint.

Can you guess what the tires are????

Yep, the edge of those workout mats. We had a small section of those in our workout area, but just replaced it with a large carpet remnant. I thought they would make great looking tires because of the texture.

I love how it turned out and can't wait for the photo ops at the birthday party with superheroes riding in it!


  1. Okay, now you're just showing off! I love it!

  2. This is awesome! Your boys must be ecstatic! I am pinning this on my cardboard pinboard. Saw you on the Sunday Showcase.