Pinewood Derby Car Designs


Pinewood Derby Car Designs

Want a Pinewood Derby design that wows? We can help

From the Staff of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts


Once you’ve added weights, you can use almost any type of marker, paint, sticker, or tape to decorate your car. Use your imagination and see what you have around the house before spending money on new decorations.

If you haven’t seen Part 1, click HERE for tips on cutting out your car.

There are many ways to make your Pinewood Derby car look fabulous:

Brush Painting

• acrylic paint = fast-drying

• only need one or two coats

• use disposable foam brushes for easy cleanup




Spray Painting

• get consistent, even color, quickly and easily

• make a simple paint stand using scrap wood and a screw

• make a spray shelter from an old cardboard box to reduce mess



Airbrush Painting

• more control than spray paint

• mix your own colors

• easy and fun for kids




Permanent Markers

• affordable and quick

• you probably already have them lying around the house





Duct Tape

• affordable and mess-free

• search your local craft store for patterned varieties





For more expert information on how to precisely position weights, reduce friction, and align the wheels properly, as well as other proven techniques and fast car designs, check out Pinewood Derby: Fast & Furious Speed Secrets by David Meade, Troy Thorne, Jon Deck, and other Derby experts.

Available for $12.99 + S&H from Fox Chapel Publishing, product code 9043.


Click HERE to see a video on how to add weights and make your car look snazzy!

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