I have never participated in a car derby before,, much less an edible car derby.
#1) That is waaay harder than it seems.
Our sweet second grader went with limes for the wheels, two garlic bread sticks for the body, hello kitty pencils for the axles (axles were allowed to be non food parts), orange peels to connect the bread sticks to the pencils, tostito chips with sparkly sprinkles for the headlights, rolos in red wrappers for break lights, macaroni colored black for the door handles and one peanut butter cracker with a smiley face poked into it for the driver.
#2) I have never been so entertained over kid's creations. You can only imagine what a bunch of second graders could come up with.
#3) Hers didn't win first (or second, third...etc...) but this one with the green apples for wheels traveled 20 feet and did win:
#4) Hers might have fallen apart when it hit the floor after going down the ramp.
She said she had fun and didn't mind it falling apart. That made me happy and proud.