Your car-loving kids will have a blast making this shoebox garage for their toy cars with you. It’s easy to make and incredibly inexpensive. Most of the materials can be found around the house (check the recycling bin!) or at your local dollar store.
The kids can revise the design of their garage any way they’d like. You can even paint or color each of the individual paper tubes if you’d like!
Shoebox Garage for Toy Cars
Remember, this makes use of a glue gun, so it’s important to provide adult supervision.
-Shoe Box (11”L x 8” W x 4 3/4 “ H)
-Rigid cardboard piece (11”L x 7”)
-24 Empty Paper Rolls (You can also cut paper towel rolls to size)
-Paperboard from the dollar store, your color choice (we chose red, but don’t be scared to let your child design something unconventional)
-Assorted colored crafting foam sheets
-Large Black Marker
-Glue Gun (and Glue Sticks)
-Plug in your glue gun (turn it on if it has an on/off switch)
-Using your paperboard, cover your shoebox accordingly.
-Cut out your craft foam shapes for your “play mat”
-Grab your rigid cardboard piece and glue your chosen foam pieces to form your desired landscape. (We made a winding road, a pond, some grass & mud)
-Glue each paper roll into its designated area.
-Lastly, using your large black marker write “GARAGE” on the top flap. Or perhaps you’d like to write your child’s name (i.e. “Isaac’s Garage” or “Emma’s Garage”)
YOUR GARAGE IS NOW READY TO RECEIVE VEHICLES!