Now my son does not own a Cozy Coupe, and honestly I never even thought of purchasing one for him since they're a little pricy as kids' toys go, but every time we are at a playground that has them he focuses on nothing but the car for the entire time. When I found this project inspiration I knew I needed to take a look at Craigslist to find a car for my soon to be 2 year old. Lo and behold several people were selling the used cars. I was on a bit of a time crunch as I wanted to do this project in time for his Birthday so I didn't have time to search for the deal of the century, but I was fine with paying $20 for his new to him wheels.
He is on a Lightening McQueen kick these days so we decided to model our design after the character. After a bit of research I found that the best type of paint to use would be Krylon Fusion spray paint. The car was only done a week ago, so I can't really say for sure how well this type of paint will hold up, but we have already had a few chipped spots, which needless to say, is disappointing. For the fine detail work, like the license plate and the face, I used paint pens that I had on hand already. They were one of the few non-spray paint items I could find that said they would work on plastic.