How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

My nephew LOVES tractors…well they all do because their dad is a farmer.  For their dad’s birthday, I made him a Case-inspired red coke & candy tractor.  My nephew saw this and needed one for his birthday too 🙂  I decided to do a John Deere-inspired green tractor this time and he LOVED it.  It’s very simple and can be done in about 30 minutes too!

What you need:

  • 14 of the small cans of Sprite (or whatever coke you want to use)
  • Thick Ribbed Black Ribbon
  • Large Zip Ties
  • Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
  • 8 boxes of Skittles Orchard (or whatever candy you want to use)
  • Green Card Stock Paper
  • Two Large Googly Eyes
  • Red Felt
  • Marker for the Mouth

Lay your cokes on the floor in a circle like the picture below.  Put one large zip tie around each “wheel” and tighten.

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

Then using the hot glue, wrap black ribbon around the zip ties to cover them up.   Put the cans on the sides to put the candy “cab” on top.

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

Now you just start stacking the candy with the hot glue.  You will use 5 boxes for the back and 3 boxes for the front.

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

Now cut some paper for the front for a little tractor face.  I used some green card stock and then glued on googly eyes, drew a mouth, and put on a red felt tongue.

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

All done!  This thing is fragile so be careful when you move it around.

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

This was the original Case-inspired red tractor for my brother-in-law.  The top is a little different but basically just LOTS of hot glue 🙂

How to Make a Coke and Candy Tractor Gift:  Make this super fun gift in just a few minutes for the farmer in your life!

What else could we make with cokes and candy?  The sky is the limit with this idea 🙂

By | 2015-03-10T03:35:28+00:00 March 11th, 2015|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. […] made this coke and candy tractor for my nephew a while back and it’s not really a kid craft but he loved getting it as a […]

  2. Kate @ Unique Gifter September 10, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    That’s very creative idea! I’m sure my daughter would love this one!

    • Deonna September 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Hey Kate! Yeah it was SO easy and my nephew loved it 🙂

  3. Julie March 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I can see this making a cool gift for someone, but definitely can’t be used as a toy heh.

    • Deonna March 11, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks Julie! Yeah definitely not a toy! My nephew ate some of it the day he got it so they don’t last long 🙂 I think it could be fun for a “tractor themed” shower or birthday party too.

      • Julie March 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        Ooh I agree this would make an awesome centerpiece decoration.

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