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Disney Pixar CARS: True Art & Sheer Perfection

It’s not often you see art that is perfect on every level – and the best art is the kind that makes you smile.

As many of you know, long time TakeFive member Paul B. is a teacher in Ireland and last year sent along a great class project involving CARS. This year they all decided to take it up about 1,000 notches.

I am still marveling at how they were able to accomplish this …this will dazzle you and BLOW YOU AWAY.

Using nothing more than cardboard, paint … and that magic of artistry, craftsmanship, imagination, & brains – they re-created CARS in giant form …

Note the attention to headlight details πŸ™‚

Even capturing the essence of Chick with his mustache.

Accounting for ALL the different shapes of EVERY CAR …

More …

PERFECT and hilarious!

I can’t even fold a cardboard to fit in my garbage can, I have NO idea how to create a CAR. I don’t feel so smart …

Man, I wished my REAL CAR looked this nice… It’s artistic AND technically perfect.


Captures Doc’s expression and in scale … what more could you ask for?

Fillmore is happy – he’s 100 recycled materials …

Roomy enough for me!

HILARIOUS and PERFECT! And to scale!

So, do the kids have a Pantone matching system or did they just eye it … kids are too smart and talented these days!

AND Engineered correctly – I feel like crawling under a rock …

Um … could you kids make me a paper rock? Mine just looks like cardboard …


Note the sponsor stickers? πŸ™‚

I cry … with joy.

In scale …

EVERY detail in place …

Mack is properly HUGE and perfect.

Pretty dazzling!

Again, all perfect.

Cool and cute!

Can’t have the Mia without the Tia.

Ramone, oh yeah, let’s just make him HYDRAULIC … no problem – we’ll just build a platform …

Oh yea, while we’re at it – let’s just paint him PERFECTLY …

Make every detail perfect, not a problem … after all – we’re genius artists!

Humm, I wonder if you gave me some cardboard, some sticks and some paint … how long would it take me to reproduce a 1959 Chevy with hydraulics, in scale and color correct?Β  … if I drop everything, check back in 2013, okay? I might have the wheels done by then.

But this was not just to prove their more talented and smarter than the average most adults … yes, they were designed for a PARADE!

Man, if I had one of these, I could get so much candy on Halloween!

So, let me recap – great art, hilarious art, cool art, engineered to scale to each other, color correct AND functional?

Good thing I’m not in this class …

And of course, smaller CARS …

And Hydraulic Ramone …

And here’s the shock – they won 1st prize in the Youth section of the Grange St. Patrick’s Day Parade … I’ll bet the adult float division winner was glad there was an age cutoff …Β  πŸ™‚

Congrats on winning!

All and all, the most amazing art I’ve seen in a LONG TIME. Hilarious. Cool. Perfect in every way and genius on every level. Nice job on the combining of artistic talent, technical skills and brains … that might get you somewhere in the future … hasn’t done much for me but maybe you’ll do better. πŸ™‚

Paul B. – clearly you’re a great teacherΒ  – thanks for sharing and helping make kids smarter … we could use more of that. πŸ™‚

And D. Whitehead who photographed the ‘legs’ portion – thanks for the photos.

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21 March 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 32 Comments


  • Lorri says:

    I wish I wouldve had teachers like that when I was in elementary school! Way to connect with your class and create teamwork! Nice work!

  • PirateDad says:

    AWESOME job…way to INSPIRE!!!!!

  • very proud to be associated with these children. they put so much work, and pride into this work. There teacher must have an excellent relationship with the kids. well done to all. cant wait to see what they come up with for next years entry. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pwschuh says:

    One of the coolest things ever posted on this blog. Great job!!!

  • michele says:

    These are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait til my kids come home from school so I can show them the pictures. What grade are these children in? and thanks for getting more children interested in CARS!! They are very talented !!!!

  • mia, tia and njm says:

    That’s a parade I would have loved to see. I oooh’d and aahh’d and laughed my way through the pics. Loved them all! Great work! And I still believe in what my mama taught me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Some could take a lesson from my mama.

  • babychristianscars says:

    Incredible. I love it and wish more teachers were creative.

    I do have a question would the kids be willing to sell copies of the cars photos for a fee? I am serious I’d love to buy those photos and put them up on the wall next to baby christians cars. Its the best pictures of cars I’ve seen in a long time.

    Our town 8th grade history class builds cardboard boats that must float in the local pool. They get cardboard and ducktape. Each boat represents a certain period in history. Its hillarious.

    • Murpheeie says:

      Let me have your email and I will send you the pictures, there are many more and you can decide which ones you like best. No charge, we did this for fun! And boring curriculum stuff that I won’t go into!

  • Daniel says:

    Scanning through the pics, I was thinking “it must of taken this guy months or even years to create all this!”

    Then I see 28 children and 3 weeks…..WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!

    Great work guys and Congrats on First Place.

  • John in Missouri says:

    I like how you went with painted eyes rather than lenticular eyes! πŸ˜†

  • LUCA says:

    There is a lot of love ,you know….

  • buckland-blowouts says:

    Hey Dudes… Just hit the Matty collector site…

    I was curious, is there a reason why under the heading of “Toy Lines” Disney pixar cars is the only one written in ITATLICS?

  • buckland-blowouts says:

    Absolutely fantastic work!!! They should all be so very proud!!!

    For sure those Dudes came in first!!! And without havin’ to stick out their tongues either!!!

    Again great job and thanks for the wonderful pics! What a great start to the week!!!

  • Eric says:

    Murpheeie! Amazing! Hats off to you and the kids. Love it!

  • old hippie says:

    Cool. Great job kids. Maybe some future CARS designers there.

  • Jack says:

    Awesome. Great job all around by teacher and students. Hilarious post also met. I love the self demeaning humor but don’t sell your self short. The service you provide to all Cars lovers is quite an accomplishment itself. Hey if it weren’t for take 5 we probably wouldn’t be seeing these great creations. I will have to show the kids this post after I read them the disclaimer that there will not be an attempt of us trying to make Cars like this. Seeing how I couldn’t even glue the magazine pictures neatly on the constuction paper back in grammar school, it wouldn’t be pretty.

  • GeorgeHP says:

    They are all so cool!

  • por356 says:

    Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! Great laughs all the way through the pictures, especially Ramone on his jacked up suspension. Wonderful work, kids.

  • Fiddleheads says:

    Amazing! Great work! πŸ˜€

  • Seanus says:

    The one thing I’m curious about is where did you get all the cardboard? With the amount of cars made, you must have went through heaps.

    • Murpheeie says:

      The cardboard is the stuff you get between layers of printed items on pallets. It is used to keep the pallet neat and allow the items to be stacked higher and still stay on the pallet. One of the children’s mothers collected it for us rather than her company sending it for recycling.

  • Mike H says:

    Some of the eyes freak me out.

    Mia and Tia remind me of the eerie twins from “The Shining”: “Come play with us!”

    And Mack looks a little scary with that eerie green eye color.

  • Micky says:

    That is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Congratulations on your First Prize. You all deserved it. Wonderful things happen when kids have a great teacher and these kids obviously do.

  • Mariela says:

    Awesome job!! My son loves them all… πŸ˜‰

  • John in Missouri says:

    These are so cool!!!

  • Murpheeie says:

    Thanks Met, you are too kind. It took three weeks and 28 children to produce. They worked so hard the credit belongs to them!

    (MET: If I were their teacher, we would be finishing the 3-week tour of fast food restaurants πŸ™‚ …).

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