Pinewood Derby Printable Prizes that won’t break the bank! Cub Scouts comes with a tight budget, so I worked up these prizes that the boys will be proud to take home for just a few dollars.
As a mom of boys, I’ve experienced a few pinewood derby’s in my day and know how excited the boys get to make their own cars and then race it against their friends. I’ve tried a number of different things for the prizes, but have found that 2-liter bottles of soda are always a hit. They make for a pretty big trophy, and the boys can remove and save the rosette if they want, but the rest of it goes into the garbage (or recycling) and doesn’t clutter up a room.
Fanta is my favorite soda to use, I don’t know if it is the curvy bottles I like or the fruity flavors that the boys love that draws me to them. Orange Fanta is the closest thing I could find to a “gold” color in the soda aisle. I used grape for 2nd place and strawberry for 3rd place.
Derby Place Rosettes
Download the rosettes and cut out the different pieces. There are 4 long skinny pieces for the tail of the ribbon, 2 wider strips that get accordion folded and hot glued to make 1 longer strip, the round place piece and the 2 widest strips to go around the bottle.
Take the accordion folded piece and create a circle, hot glue a piece of paper on the back to hold it in place until the glue cools. You can decide how tight of a circle to make, and hot glue the place circle on the front.
Glue the tail pieces onto the back and trim to the length you want.
Attach rosettes to the bottles of soda.