Pioneer Handcart
    Footnotes

    “Pioneer Handcart,” Friend, July 2005, 33

    Pioneer Handcart

    To make a handcart, you will need: scissors, ruler, an empty juice box (2 1/2″ x 4″ or 6 x 10 cm), a pen, two brass paper fasteners, two plastic lids 3″ (8 cm) in diameter, and a straw.

    1. With an adult’s help, cut out one of the largest sides of the juice box leaving a 1/4″ (.6 cm) border (see illustration). Rinse the juice box and wipe dry.

      Pioneer Handcart

      Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    2. Using a pen, poke a hole in the middle of each long side of the juice box (see illustration). Then poke a hole in the middle of each plastic lid. Attach the plastic lid wheels to the juice box with the brass paper fasteners.

    3. Poke a hole in the juice box 1 1/2″ (4 cm) from the straw hole (see illustration). Cut the straw 6″ (15 cm) long. Bend the straw 2″ (5 cm) from each end to crease. Place the ends of the straw in the holes.

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki