box car drine-in-film night

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter…what to do with the children on Friday night after school (inside or out)?

A box car drive-in-film night is a fab option and has to be one of the coolest activity for children! Start by decorating the cars then move on to making popcorn and watching a movie: fun, easy, creative and inexpensive…what more can a parent ask for?

What you’ll need

  • Large cardboard boxes
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Paper plates
  • Double sided sticky tape or glue
  • Projector and white sheet (but a TV will do!)

 How to make it

  1. Fold the top flaps in instead of cutting them off. These can be bent to make a dashboard and helps to keep the box sturdy when the kids are leaning against the sides.
  2. Paint the box
  3. Add details like front lights, doors, numbers on the side, ‘personalised’ number plates …anything goes!
  4. Add the steerring wheel and the 4 wheels (made of paper plates)
  5. While the cars are drying, make popcorn with the children ready for movie time!

…older children (or braver parents!) could also create a cardboard ticket booth, some paper tickets and a popcorn stand.

 pop corn



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