If you are into DIY toys, this one is for you! Personally, I love getting creative over glue, scissors, and whatsoever my household can spare to make fun things for my little girl. Recycled tin cans definitely fall into this category. What a lucky coincidence that, just recently, I stumbled across the following: a DIY tuk-tuk.

I call it lucky because I killed not only two but a few birds with one stone: First, I re-used waste to create something new and cool (this alone would have been reason enough to get started). Second, my daughter loves to watch her tuk-tuk drive through our living-room (yes, it drives!). Third, my husband seems to be even more entertained than my daughter, thus has started researching more DIY toys, which means more reasons to up cycle old cans.

Ready to make your own and unique can-tuk-tuk?

What you need for the can-tuk-tuk:

  • Three beverage tin cans, e.g. Pepsi or Coke cans
  • A sharp knife
  • A pair of scissors
  • A ruler
  • Tape
  • A block of polystyrene
  • Box cutters
  • A black permanent marker
  • A hot glue gun
  • Three plastic screw-caps, e.g. of a bottle of Pepsi or Coke
  • Two wooden picks
  • A coloured straw
  • A black straw
  • A battery, e.g. a 9-volt-battery
  • A direct current (DC) motor

Now it’s time to get started. The video below provides a good step-by-step instruction. Nonetheless, I recommend you take the time to watch it once or twice in advance because although making the tuk-tuk isn’t rocket science, it’s a little more complex.

We’re curious which DIY toys you know – probably made from cans?! If you like, leave an instruction in the comments.

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