Friday, April 15, 2011

The Pinewood Derby Car that Never Raced

This year Ethan was so excited for the pinewood derby because it's the first year they made cars. The previous two years they made a rocket & a boat.

When coming up with designs he told us he wanted it to look like a bullet.

This was the shape he and Matthew came up with.

Ethan chose the color and painted away.

He didn't want seats or a window or anything like that because he wanted it to look as much like a bullet as possible.

Luckily for Ethan, his mom has TONS of rub on letters.

He decided on the name, choose each letter himself & we rubbed them onto the car.

Ethan wanted a layer of Mod Podge over the paint to make the car shiny. You can't really see the shininess, but this is definitely gold and shiny!

Too bad that he ended up with chickenpox the day of the pinewood derby. Poor boy! He was so bummed and we were so sad for him.

We'll have to make it up to him by going to the church and setting up the track by ourselves sometime!

*pics taken 4/15/11


Mashaide said...

I love this kid and his ideas! Sad for him too that he couldn't be there to race his car. I'm sure it would have won too because it's a bullet!

The Perry Family said...

I love his vision!!


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