This is Walker’s first year in Cub Scouts and his very first Pinewood Derby. He got his kit 3 weeks ago and the day before the weigh-in Jared and Walker finally decided to start working on the car. Hmmmm…..can you say…..ditching work and school to get this done?!? Naughty boys!!
So they franctically started working on the car. Walker being his quirky little self (which I love about him) chose to do a mouse shaped car, instead of the tradtional type. We cautioned him that this car might be more for “show” than “speed” but he still wanted to do it.
Here they are smoothing out the wheels. Walker was having the time of his life using all the electric tools, wood glue, coping saw, and air brush. I was in the house and he kept running inside updating me on what they were doing next. He told me “I’m learning so much about woodworking mom!” It was adorable. How could you not be excited with him? 🙂
This is after they shaped it and put on a few coats of paint. Not too shabby!
Walker was so nervous, can you tell? If you look at the other car next to his on the track you can see the big difference between them in size. Walker’s was the smallest car. We tried to load it with enough weight to help it have a chance.
It’s a big hard to see but on the far left past the little “bridge” you can see the photo finish…..Walker’s car won! That Mighty Mouse car did much better than we ever expected actually. He made it all the way to the final tournament where he placed 4th(ish..they didn’t narrow down outside of 1st and 2nd.) We were quite proud! 🙂