"A bike fort?! Yay! But how are we going to make THAT?", Joey and Eli asked. With a lot of imagination and a plan, these two friends set out to create their very own bike fort. And they even collaborated on a name,
Introducing..."Mama Lightening Cruiser" (gotta love kids!)
Washable, Non-Toxic Craft Paint, Paint Brushes
Wrapping Paper Tubes
Foam Piece, Cloth Bands, Gold Paper Tubes, Lids, Tinsel (all found at Arts and Scraps)
Colored Tape, Stickers
1. Outlined the bike wheels with black tape.
2. Painted the wheels with black paint.
3. Painted the FortCubes with blue paint (we hadn’t decided this until after we painted the wheels, better as step 1 but creativity is spontaneous!)
4. Found some wrapping paper tubes and painted them orange, for the bike frame.
5. Made our bike chain by looping together colorful cloth bands.
6. The handlebars are made by taping together the gold paper tubes.
7. The tinsel is used for the streamers, and for the spokes on the wheels.
8. We used a scrap foam piece to create the bike seat, forming it with duct tape and decorating with colored tape and stickers.
9. Attached the lids and added the bike chain around them.
10. Assembled all of the bike parts. Done!
Although it doesn’t move by pedaling in the literal sense, these kids thought of an awesome idea to get this bike movin'. Stay tuned! -Lindsey
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