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Party Crafts and DIY

Fun Projects: DIY Car Frame

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If you have boys in your house it’s pretty much a given that you have cars in your house. Lots and lots of cars that make all sorts of zoom, tire squeal, and backfire noises. At least that’s the way it works in my house. Sam has so many toy cars that he didn’t even mind me “borrowing” a few for this fun project. I suppose it helped that I told him the new frame was for his room.

Hot Wheels Cars Picture Frame

(If your kiddo loves cars, check out these Hot Wheels Birthday Party Ideas as well!)

Want to make one? The hardest part is deciding which cars to use. That’s kind of like buying a car in the real world. There are so many styles and options that it’s a challenge to decide what is the very best model to buy, especially if you’re not a car nerd. Which I’m not. I can tell you what color I like and that safety features, good mileage and a great sound system matter. Beyond that I’m pretty clueless.


There’s a site called Cars.com that I recently learned about. They offer credible and easy-to-understand info to help car shoppers and owners buy, sell and service their vehicles. If you’re like me, you’re going to love their site. It’s awesome. You can research, price and find new and used vehicles plus quality service and repair providers.

Cars.com has an average of more than 31 million visits every month, making them a leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. They offer millions of new and used vehicle listings, reviews by experts and consumers, and much more, as well as side-by-side comparison—I really like that feature.

cars.com promo

The info on Cars.com erases the angst of deciding about your best next car—it brings car shopping back into the fun zone. In fact, Cars.com made a cute video at the Detroit Auto Show with a couple of backseat drivers: kids. They give charming reviews of the best family cars, making car shopping look like child’s play. You can find more details on their site as well.

DIY Frame for Kid's Room

Place Cards Around DIY Frame

Hot Wheels Picture Frame

DIY Hotwheels Car Picture Frame

Easy DIY Kid's Frame

Which brings me back to my frame project. All you need is a simple frame. Drive a few toy cars around the edges to decide where they should park. Sound effects are optional. Use a hot glue gun to attach them to the frame. Be sure to give the wheels and the car bottoms a great lube job so they stick securely. Hang it in your little guy’s room and then go check out Cars.com for a toy your own size!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cars.com. The opinions and text are all mine.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.