“Soup Can Dragster,” Friend, May 1982, 17
You will need: empty soup can, hammer, nail set, acrylic paint, paintbrush, scissors, 1/4″ holes, two rimmed tin lids, lightweight cardboard, three corks, and narrow-gauge wire.
Squash open end of empty soup can. Use hammer and nail set to punch four small holes in open end for front axle and two holes big enough to take 1/4″ dowel on other end (see illustration). Paint rimmed lids and wooden beads. Push piece of dowel 1/4″ longer than back of can through back axle holes. Attach another piece of dowel 1 1/2″ longer than front of can by threading wire through appropriate holes. Twist ends of wire to secure axle (see illustration). With scissors, cut a cardboard windshield. Paint it and the car. Draw or paint face on one cork for driver. Use glue to attach driver, windshield, both sets of wheels, and two corks for headlights.