Cars Petrol Pump

Although the menu doesn’t change much, the petrol-loving patrons show up again and again to get their fill.

Modelled after the pumps at the V8 Café, this mini filling station is just the prop for fuelling up your child’s hometown motor fleet.

What You'll Need
  • Empty tea bag box (approximately 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide)
  • Craft paper, white and two shades of blue
  • Scissors
  • Glue that dries clear
  • Disposable foil container or aluminium foil
  • Small stick-on letters or permanent marker
  • Glue dots
  • Several buttons
  • Bendable plastic drinking straw
  • 12-inch length of thin cord or string
  • Small binder clip
How to Make It
  1. Cover the tea bag box with the lighter shade of blue paper, using glue to stick the paper in place and then to coat the entire surface. Let the glue dry (it doesn't take long).

  2. Print the template and use it to cut out the shapes as specified on the individual pieces.

  3. Assemble the shapes for the face of the gas pump by first centring and gluing the lighter blue rectangle on top of the darker one.

  4. Next, glue the white sale panel on top the foil trim panel. Use stick-on letters or a permanent marker to spell the word Gas or Petrol on the panel. You can also add numbers to represent the gallons of gas being pumped.

  5. Glue the completed panel to the upper portion of the pump face.

  6. Glue the pump face to the front of the covered tea bag box and seal it with a coat of glue.

  7. When the glue is dry, finish decorating the pump face with additional strips of foil trim and buttons (attached with glue dots).

  8. For a petrol hose and nozzle, cut a 3-inch length from the bendable end of the drinking straw.

  9. Then knot one end of the cord and thread the other end through the straw, pulling gently so that the knot lodges inside the straw.

  10. Use glue dots to attach the loose cord end to the lower side of the petrol pump.

  11. Cover the end with a button.

  12. Attach a binder clip to the upper side of the petrol pump, as shown.

  13. Slip the straw nozzle through the loops of the wire arms.

Print Instructions

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