Hot Wheels Car Maker Review + Giveaway

September 26, 2013

Hot Wheels Car Maker


To end the week, I have a fun giveaway for you. Hot Wheels recently sent us their car maker to try out and I can’t tell you how excited the boys were over creating and designing their own cars. It’s like the perfect collision (eh, accidental pun) of two worlds; cars and crafting!

Hot Wheels Car Maker

The kit comes with enough supplies to make 10 car bodies. Only three chassis were included, but the kids enjoyed switching out the different bodies. Two types of molds output a car shape and a truck, all easily customizable with various decals.

Hot Wheels Car Maker

The process was really simple; insert a plastic stick into the top of the car maker (a purple stick is already placed so the first car is inevitably purple), slide one of the molds into the car maker base, and (get this!) follow the voice instructions because the machine talks. And plays music, which only adds to the drama of the artistic process.

The car maker takes about 7-10 minutes to melt down the plastic stick (all done safely inside the car maker) after which you’re prompted by Mr. Hot Wheels himself to push down the lever. You’ll have to wait another 10 minutes for the plastic to cool down enough to handle, but everything is self-timed and the door at the base will pop open when ready.

Hot Wheels Car Maker

A little tool helps you easily pop the car body off the mold. This part was a tiny bit messy, but overall it was a low-trash/debris project. Obviously the plastic isn’t as durable as its die-cast metal counterparts, BUT you get to add your own stickers — which the boys enjoyed.

Hot Wheels Car Maker

This is definitely a favorite toy of ours. You can purchase directly from the Mattel website, but Mattel was generous enough to offer one lucky reader a kit of their own! To enter, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. Edited: Wanted to add that I just created a Facebook page for Ambrosia Creative. Feel free to leave a second comment/entry for yourself for liking my new Facebook page, thank you!

Giveaway closes October 7, 2013 and I will contact the winner by email. Good luck!


  1. Comment by Heather on September 26, 2013 8:23 pm

    My son would FLIP over this. Adding it to my list now.

  2. Comment by Erin on September 26, 2013 9:08 pm

    So cool. I liked you on facebook too!!!

  3. Comment by Jenn on September 26, 2013 9:09 pm

    Second comment for Erin. Thanks, friend!

  4. Comment by Crystal on September 26, 2013 9:19 pm

    this is right up my son’s alley. Even his sister would like it.

  5. Comment by Crystal on September 26, 2013 9:20 pm

    and I’m following you on facebook.

  6. Comment by Cecilia Fehlberg on September 26, 2013 9:21 pm

    My boys would love this one. Shared and Liked. It was about time Jenn.

  7. Comment by Lisa S on September 26, 2013 9:28 pm

    I don’t have sons but will get a son in law in 16 days. I do have some great nephews that would totally dig this gadget.

  8. Comment by Kaitlynn on September 26, 2013 9:32 pm

    Brilliant idea! Every little boys dream :)

  9. Comment by Kaitlynn on September 26, 2013 9:33 pm

    Super excited about your fb page! I love following your blog

  10. Comment by Jen on September 26, 2013 9:56 pm

    My nephews would love this. They are just getting to the age of loving cars. Crafts and cars??? Forget it! They will be blown away.

  11. Comment by stacia on September 26, 2013 10:08 pm

    I just spent an hour printing out paper cars to cut and put together for my Kiddo. This would blow him away. thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Comment by Emma on September 26, 2013 10:20 pm

    Dude, MAKE your own cars? Enter this family in! Thank you!

  13. Comment by Susanna on September 26, 2013 10:43 pm

    My daughter and son would think this was awesome! Very cool Jenn!

  14. Comment by Meg T on September 27, 2013 12:29 am

    Wow! I’m amazed you can do this at your house. Car party!

  15. Comment by kelli on September 27, 2013 1:34 am

    there’s nothing my 5 year old loves more than hot wheels! this is fabulous!

  16. Comment by kelli on September 27, 2013 1:34 am

    i also liked your facebook page under “kelli boydston”

  17. Comment by Elise on September 27, 2013 10:02 am

    My son would love this!

  18. Comment by Jason on September 27, 2013 1:24 pm

    This would make me Super Dad.

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  20. Comment by Julia on September 28, 2013 9:11 am

    Hot wheels have taken over our house. This would be a great Christmas present.

  21. Comment by Julia on September 28, 2013 9:11 am

    I liked your fb page!

  22. Comment by Auntie on September 28, 2013 9:20 pm

    I will be sharing this kit (and the fun!) if I win. Promise.

  23. Comment by katie on September 29, 2013 8:27 am

    This would be great fun to give to my kids at school.

  24. Comment by Krystal on September 29, 2013 8:03 pm

    Yay! Thanks.

  25. Comment by Mami2jcn on September 30, 2013 6:42 pm

    My son would love this so much! His birthday is coming up!

  26. Comment by Heather on October 2, 2013 7:27 pm

    This is top on my son’s Christmas list!

  27. Comment by Heather on October 2, 2013 7:28 pm

    I like you on FB!

  28. Comment by Xuan Pham on October 3, 2013 4:12 am

    Super!!! I like the kit very much. Wonder if they can ship to Vietnam

  29. Comment by Andal on October 7, 2013 1:46 am

    Lovely!! would love to gift this to my daughter :)

  30. Comment by Lee on October 7, 2013 12:44 pm

    Would like to get this for my son!! Thanks!

  31. Comment by Charmaine on October 11, 2013 9:25 am

    Whoa who knew there was a product out there that allows you to make your own hot wheels. This is amazing.

  32. Comment by Toni on October 13, 2013 7:18 am

    My 10 year old has asked for this for Christmas. I have read lots of reviews about it. It sounds like the adults are enjoying it too and it is bringing back a lot of childhood memories for them.

  33. Comment by Angela on October 14, 2013 12:42 pm

    How awesome! My son would have a blast with this!

  34. Comment by Joy on October 28, 2013 2:46 pm

    The first thing my grandson asked for for Christmas! The 59 year old Papa is looking forward to it also!

  35. Comment by Dorothy on November 15, 2013 8:25 pm

    What age range do you think this would be appropriate for?

  36. Comment by Kathy on November 28, 2013 7:46 pm

    This is the one gift my son wants this year, but it is so hard go get. My aunt and I have been to about 10 different stores in search on this. Also check online daily. Must be an awesome device!!!!

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