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It’s amazing what magic can be cast with an empty detergent bottle, some bottle caps, and a flourish of paint. Martine Camillieri is a found objects artist who created this fleet of impressive toy cars and trucks from little more than those materials.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Very cool! Just wish there were instructions on how to do this.

  2. that is awesome. I know what i am doing this weekend

  3. My daughter does the same thing but better, any child would do more cool things

  4. those are so cute and bright!

  5. This reminds me of when I was a kid and I made a DIY Landspeeder for my Star Wars guys uot of a Selsen Blue bottle. Get them started early!

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  8. Justin Cabin on said:

    Does anybody have recommendations based on experience for paint that is durable on common container plastic LDPE and/or HDPE? After following the link, I suspect these “toys” were more props than anything else. Especially given they are shown in the photography section of the artists work. Beautiful art work but I think my 18 month old would make short work of removing the paint and deconstructing these objects.

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  12. how would you make one out of a 2L coke bottle

  13. These plastic containers can be use in other stuff as well. Practically useful.

  14. Susan jackson on said:

    What to use for the axles?

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