If you’re running any sort of fun backyard competition or school event or anything, you might be in need of some trophies – I have a fun idea today to show you how to easily make your own! And they’re perfect as a Pinewood Derby Trophy for Cub Scouts, and it’s that time of year!
I love how they turned out!
Pinewood Derby Trophy
Let’s get Started! This post may contain affiliate links. Instructions on down!
(More Pinewood Derby Resources)
Supplies needed to make this project:
- FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam Cone (in desired size)
- FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam Disc (in desired size)
- FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® (I LOVE this product!)
- Metallic Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue
- Optional: trophy topper (I used toy cars) and Metallic Spray Paint
First I cut the discs in half:
Then I used Smooth Finish on the discs and the cone. I love Smooth Finish! You can use a scrapper to apply it – I like to use my fingers and just rub it in. It fills in the foam for a more smooth finish.
After the smooth finish is dry, you can sand off any rough areas:
Then you’re ready to paint it! I just used metallic craft paint with a foam craft paint brush:
While that is drying, if you would like to add a topper to your trophy, go ahead and spraypaint that:
You can see the detail of the topper – it’s a fun addition!
Once dry, you can attach the half disc to the cone with hot glue:
I wanted several trophies, for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and as such wanted them various heights. I used a knife to cut the bottom of the 2nd place cone a little, and then the 3rd place cone a little more.
And now they vary in height, perfect:
I simply used hot glue to attach the topper to the trophy, and voila, finished!
Super simple and I love how they turned out!
Enjoy making a Pinewood Derby Trophy for your Cub Scouts!