Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pinewood Derby and Vinyl

My son's Pinewood Derby was this morning. He was SO EXCITED to decorate his car.  He is also a lover of my Cricut for sure.  So together we cut vinyl for his car with my brand new assorted vinyl colors.  How much fun is that?!  It was fun to do it with him and watch him  pick out his images.  I didn't think of this vinyl idea on my own.  Most of my ideas aren't my own :)  Thanks to my friend Carol she shared the vinyl idea!

We used Indie Art and Graphically Speaking for the flames.  The Graphically Speaking was on the back and doesn't show in any of the pics.  I will have to take one later and post it.  I THINK we used Learning Curve for the numbers.

We struggled with getting the dang vinyl to stay on the wood.  It was a nightmare as it kept lifting.  We sprayed some shellac over it to attempt to hold it down.  Yeah, we get an A for effort but not so much for product ;)


At the end of the day my son was excited to take home a trophy for "Best Design" in his den!!!  YAY!  I am a proud mother.  We celebrated with lunch after.  My son took his car, ribbon, and trophy into the restaurant and laid them in the middle of the table for everyone to see.  All the employees (owner, cook, waitresses) came out and asked him about his car and gave him a free ice cream.  This was a HUGE day for him, unfortunately, my son struggles with many things so when he has an accomplishment we CELEBRATE!  It made us so happy to see him feel successful today.  I just wish I could bottle that up for him for a day when he isn't feeling so great about himself.  If you have seen another post about my kids you will see that I won't post pics of my kids faces online, but I have this some of him holding the trophy for you to see!


  1. Awwww I love this! The car is sooooo cool! Great job! We worked on one this last week for the AWANA grand prix. I use glitter paper for the flames and then adhered with tacky glue, then shellac! That worked too. Your card is fantastic!

  2. How awsome for your son. I just found your blog and am now a follower. Im so glad I did. I hope your son remembers that day for a long time.

  3. Congrats to your son on his trophy! His car looks awesome. Great design!


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