Need a gift for a Hot Wheels lover? My Easy DIY Hot Wheels Gift is the perfect gift for a Hot Wheels party and only takes a few minutes to make. Plus it’s an inexpensive birthday gift since those little cars are usually around $1 a piece.
Craig and I volunteer as wish granters for Make-A-Wish and we were meeting with a new wish child this week who likes Hot Wheels. We always bring a little gift to the first meeting as an icebreaker so I made this DIY Hot Wheels Gift and figured it would also work well as a birthday party gift for a Hot Wheels fan.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Hot Wheels cars
- A case to put the cars inside – these are my favorite!
- Either black electrical tape & a chalk marker OR
- This super awesome removable play tape it’s more expensive but can be included as part of the gift.
- Glue Spots
First, I used the play tape to create a diagonal road on the case. You can do it any way you please. If you’re using electrical tape then you’ll want two strips of tape placed right next to each other. Then you’ll take your chalk marker and draw a dotted line down the middle of your “road.”
You’ll wind up with something like this to which you can attach the cars. The trick for attaching the cars so they stay even when the case is upright yet are removable is using glue dots. Just be sure to get these glue dots which have more height than some of the other ones offered.
They are usually used for scrapbooking and paper crafts but held these cars perfectly until they were taken off by tiny excited hands. Seriously, it was so cute!
I put two glue dots on each car. One near the front and one near the back then stuck them down on to the road and pushed on them for a few seconds to be sure they adhered so my DIY Hot Wheels Gift didn’t fall apart.
Next I filled up my case with Hot Wheels cars. You can use individual cars or go for the big multipacks. Kayla, Blake and I had a blast raiding the Hot Wheels section at Target and picking out the ones we thought were the coolest. I wanted all of the dinosaurs and animals. Kayla wanted all of the metallics and Blake just wanted to be part of the party.
Last but certainly not least I added the roll of removable play tape to the box. Totally optional, like I said it’s not cheap but I think it ups the fun factor. That’s it! If you want to tie on some helium balloons you can but I thought with the cars on the outside this gift was plenty fun and required no additional wrapping. Score!
Want to save my DIY Hot Wheels Gift for later? Just pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready! Looking for another fun gift? Try my S’mores in a jar gift.