► Replace racing lines with printed ones
► Shade in your own AMG Green Hell
► Or create your own colour and livery!
#Stayathome. If you and the kids fancy exercising your artistic flair, how about some car-themed design activity?
We’ve sifted through manufacturers' social feeds and found which brands are offering the chance to design the dream version of our car. Sure, the end result might only be on paper, but it’s not like we’d be able to do anything with the real metal version during the lockdown anyway.
So, fire up the printer, curse at the lack of inkjet cartridges, then sharpen your pencils and pick your way through what we’ve found below: ranging from pick-up trucks to racing cars, emergency vehicles and even a race track.
We'll make a strong start with this DB11, shall we? Do let us know if your kids come up with any particularly daring colour schemes...
While we haven’t found any officially sanctioned Audi colouring-in, this dealership in Poole has saved the day for many Audi fans with this colouring page for an R8.
Is your colouring-in technique as smooth as the ride quality on the C5 Aircross?
We've got both new and classic versions of the iconic Fiat 500 here - would you have them in the same shade, or completely different?
How about one in each of the Italian flag colours?
Take your pick of cars to colour in here – from sporty ones like the Focus ST, Mustang, and GT supercar, to the more practical side, with the Ranger pick-up, Transit Custom and, yes, even the Ecosport.
You’ve also got dot-to-dot, a number of mazes to work through and spot-the-difference if the mood changes.
Fancy something three-dimensional? You can build your own origami Puma SUV, available with its own instruction sheet.
As one of the first manufacturers to remind us of having a printer at home, here’s a D-Max pick-up truck hanging out with a bunch of heavy machinery.
Jaguar i-Pace Formula-e
There might not be a classic E-Type here, but if you fancy some motorsport and have a turquoise pencil that’s never been used, your prayers have been answered – with the i-Pace eTrophy VIP electric car.
Land Rover Defender
Have you already configured your dream Defender on the Land Rover site? If you can’t find the colour of your choice (we’re still waiting for Montalcino Red to make a return), how about making your own one here?
We've been granted the best-looking - and sounding - Lexus currently on sale to colour in. You can find both the Super GT racing car and roadgoing version on the link below. We're sad we can't hear that glorious naturally-aspirated V8 afterwards, so we'll just have to pretend this is the hybrid model in EV mode instead.
Download the Lexus LC 500 colouring pages
There’ll be a Mercedes-Benz to suit anyone here, with a comprehensive range of pages with all sorts of models, whether they’re classic or modern. And if that wasn’t enough, make sure you scroll down to the bottom for more pages, including the F1 car and police-liveried Vito.
Head on over to our sister site, Parkers.co.uk, for a colouring-in picture based on the NHS and emergency services.
Those who miss going for a blast on two wheels can head on over to MCN to colour in their own Ducati Panigale V4S. Leathers not required.
Toyota Gazoo Racing
How about a Le Mans theme? You can choose from the TS-series range, including the title-winning TS050 Hybrid below:
MSV tracks of Britain
How about a colouring tour of the MSV race tracks around the country? You might not be able to physically go to them, but you can work your way through Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park.
Download the MSV colouring pack here
East Midlands Ambulance Service
The East Midlands Ambulance Service has an activity book with a maze, word-search, an ambulance to colour in and a quiz. The separate colouring-in sheet includes all types of response vehicles and even the air ambulance.
We can’t find the cold air intake we bought from here last year to colour in, but there’s the broadest range range of vehicles here, from a monster truck, to a drifting Mustang, a Subaru Impreza rally car, a dirt bike, to a Chevy Bel Air outside a burger place.
You can even print the front and back cover to complete your book!
Had enough scribbling? What if you’re running low on crayons and pencils?
Mercedes-Benz: Build a Sprinter!
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1: Build your own...Toto Wolff
Formula 1 fans! How about your own version* of the Team Principal and CEO?
*Absolutely not to scale
Toyota: Build your own GT86
Well, Toyota have gone towards the Blue Peter route, with cut-outs of the retro-liveried GT86s from 2015 for you to stick together. They’re already coloured-in for you, so you just need to cut them out, apply glue and shape them the best you can. We can’t be held responsible for any glue-related mishaps, but please do tag us or send us pictures of any that you have.
Lexus: Build your own UX 250h
As silent as the real thing in electric EV mode.
Lexus: Create an origami cat
Have any spare paper lying around? Lexus created the origami cat challenge below as part of a competition, but you can still attempt the art form of paper folding with these instructions below:
How to Create an Origami cat:
- Get a square piece of paper. Fold it in half diagonally, then in half again, so it’s creased in a cross through the middle.
- Open it up so that you have it folded once, making a triangle. Fold the ears up on each side.
- Next, fold the middle point down to make the head flat on the top, then turn the paper around to face the other way. Fold the bottom point – the chin – upwards to just over halfway up the face.
- Lastly, fold the end of that point down again to form the nose.
Falken Porsche origami
We’ll be adding more when we discover them, but feel free to post and tag your creations on our social channels: