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There’s Something Odd About This VW Bug, And It’s Not What You Think

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Some families play board games. Others go to movies. For two families in Central Mexico, car decorating is essential part of “family time.” While that may sound weird, the result is something truly out of this world, made with the love and care of family.

This is a Vochol, a cross between the Spanish word for the Beetle car (“voch”) and the word “Huichol.” It took seven months to create this car”s look.

This is a Vochol, a cross between the Spanish word for the Beetle car ("voch") and the word "Huichol." It took seven months to create this car

This 1990 Volkswagen Beetle received over 2 million glass beads along with beeswax to cover every inch of the cars exterior and the dashboard.

This 1990 Volkswagen Beetle received over 2 million glass beads along with beeswax to cover every inch of the cars exterior and the dashboard.

This was all done by hand.

This was all done by hand.

The resulting car represents various aspects of its Mexican homeland, including landscapes, religion, and flowers.

The resulting car represents various aspects of its Mexican homeland, including landscapes, religion, and flowers.

Today, the Vochol is touring the world, spreading the message of Mexico”s culture.

Today, the Vochol is touring the world, spreading the message of Mexico

(via Messy Nessy Chic)

If you”d like to see more about this family time activity, check out the Vochol”s website. It”s filled with facts about Mexican culture and locations where you can see this VW Bug. It”s a great resource and a great inspiration for your own family!