Here is a simple template that I made for my boys. It contains an outline of the block of wood that comes with the standard Pinewood Derby car kit and all you need to do is print it out on 8.5 x 11 paper and then have your scout draw their car shape ideas onto it. The template includes a top view, a side view, a front view and a rear view.
[click image to download PDF file]
I usually print out several copies of the template and then I have my scout try out several different ideas for their car.
There are a number of ways to transfer the design from this paper template to the actual block of wood. You can have your scout cut out their design silhouette and place the cutout onto the block of wood and trace around it. Or you can have them scribble on the back of the paper with pencil and then lay the paper on top of the block of wood and have them trace the silhouette and it will transfer to the block of wood.
Let me know if you have any other ideas or suggestions by commenting below or by emailing me by clicking “email us” at the bottom of the website.
Thanks for your interest,