Silly me. I thought the car was done after the 2 coats of red paint and the coat of yellow/orange "flames". I was wrong. We weren't even close.
Now really, what kind of race car doesn't have tires? And oh, did we forget a steering wheel too? And....hmmmm, doesn't Lightning McQueen have lucky lightning bolt stickers and a face?
All of these questions were answered and the ACTUAL finished car looks like this:
The race was a lot of fun too. Quite a few parents showed up to take photos and cheer the little drivers on. The kids all had a great time chasing after their teacher. There were 2 Lightning McQueen's, 2 fire engines, a Hummer, 2 Barbie cars, a space ship and an airplane. I was worried that we might be going a little overboard on this car, but everyone sure stepped up on this project. They all looked great.
Personally, we did have a small casualty on our car - a blown tire and busted steering wheel. But not to worry, it's nothing a little hot glue won't fix!
Check out the cutie pie behind the wheel. Such a big smile. He was so proud of his car.
Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments about the car. I've read them all to Nathan and he just smiles bigger!