Thursday, January 29, 2009

Powder-Puff Pinewood Derby

Taylor Anne and Mike are working on a Pinewood Derby car, for the upcoming Girl Scout Powder-Puff Pinewood Derby. It's a Girl/Special Guy event for the Girl Scouts in our area, and it sounds like a lot of fun. The theme was voted on, and turned out to be "Animals" - so, Taylor Anne decided to make her car look like a Tiger! Check out the progression:

It all starts with a block of pine wood, 4 wheels and their axles...
After telling Mike what she wanted, here's what he came up with for the Tiger Shape - he cut this shape out of the pine box.

Then it was time for sanding - Taylor Anne did this part herself.

There was a lot of sanding involved. Taylor Anne did a great job,
and was paying attention to every detail!

She's really getting into that sanding!

Then it was time to paint the base color - Orange, of course! It looks great doesn't it?

There were 2 coats of paint, a light sanding with fine grit sandpaper,
then a finish coat of the orange...

After all of that was dry - the Tiger needed stripes!
Taylor Anne also put on some whiskers and claws.

Check it out! Sweet painting job, huh?

The finished product - well, there will be some weights added - to really make it fast!

Not too shabby for a first Pinewood Derby - if I say so myself...
(I'm a little biased, I know!) I'll let you know how it turns out after the race on Saturday.


Val said...

That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

It's awesome! And the medal is even prettier! Way to go Taylor Anne!

Your Aunt Betsy