Make a cardboard truck project!

make a cardboard truck project using only a cereal box

This is such a fun project! When I realized that my students are able to make a cardboard truck project, I didn’t look back! Kids have been making this project for years and each time, they have a great time.

Overview – How to make a cardboard truck project


Decide on a profile


Plan how to attach the sides


Cut and attach parts


Plan for the axle


Add wheels


Decorating the outside


Optional: Add a motor

These motors do not have to be very expensive.

More about this resource

‘Engineer’ Learning Experience

This an engineer learning experience, a part of Innovative Arts Class. Young engineers are posting their work and supporting each other here.

What is this site?

Puzzle Shift Create is a new approach to education. Students learn how to think for themselves and use real tools to create. This site is a resource for these young creators.

This site is 100% free, 100% teacher-owned, and donations keep it online and growing. Please consider donating.

Useful links for teachers:

This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).

New resources are being added constantly, so I send out a weekly roundup email with all of the new resources. Sign up to stay in the loop.

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