This weekend we went to the dollar store and picked up a lot of random candy. One of the things that i really enjoyed in the movie Wreck it Ralph was the race cars made from candy and treats If you are having a Candy themed party like Wreck it Ralph, a great activity would for the kids to make their own race cars. I also realized that NASCAR just started back up this past weekend as well. While I am not a fan or racing, it wold be fun to make Candy Race Cars for a race viewing party
Any long cake like treat would work as a race car body. We bought Swiss Rolls and Strawberry Shortcake Rolls. Twinkies would be good, and so would some types of donuts.
Using a small knife and car "glue" my daughter an I started to put our race cars together. You can use several different things for glue, icing, melted chocolate, ore even peanut butter. You can also make your cars a lot more colorful. Since we were only making a couple of cars for this post, I did not think to get a a container of frosting.
We will be moving again soon! I can not wait! Where we live now has NO light, very few windows and very little space. I have to take pictures on my dryer. I hope you bear with me with the horrible lighting on my pictures. I could also really use a better camera. I am not sure where my old one is, and I have been taking pictures on my cell phone.
Hopefully you can see how I made the Strawberry Shortcake Race Car. I used bite size Vanilla wafers for tires, half of a sugar wafer for a spoiler, sliced gum drops for the headlights and steering wheel, and a peppermint for the spare tire. This car would be a good one to add colored frosting or sprinkles for a lot more color.
While the Swiss Cake worked for a race car, it was a little more fragile to work with. I used peppermints for the tires, a peach ring for the spoiler, sour cherries for the headlights, and a sliced gum drop for the steering wheel.
These cars are just an example of how you can make Candy Race Cars. Pick your favorite candies and have fun with it.