VROOM, HONK, BEEP BEEP! This card board car parking garage will be the perfect place to park the little ones favorite cars!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2020 is here and we are wishing you all joy, laughter, and lots of teachable moments in this most exciting New Year! We decided to kick off the New Year exploring the concept REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! What better way to make the most of all the Amazon boxes left over from holiday deliveries?!
This Cardboard Car Parking Garage was easy and fun to make! I can remember 2 years ago, my husband and I purchased an all inclusive car garage for our son for Christmas. It was pricey and took forever to put together. We assembled all the pieces and put the stickers on ( all 100 of them) then, we sat back as proud parents and couldn’t wait for our son to become completely obsessed with his new shiny car garage!…… Yea, he played with it for all of 3 days. Then it sat, taking up space, collecting dust.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Oh the power or re-purposing! What I loved about this project was working together with my son to create something new to enjoy! Seeing his face light up while looking over his finished product was priceless! He took so much pride in this project! The best part? When he has played until his heart is content with this Cardboard parking garage we can simply place it in recycling. Nope, it won’t be collecting dust or taking up space! WIN!
Here’s a light tutorial. We used a fairly sizable box that our air fryer was delivered in. (Everyone has been raving so we got ourselves one for Christmas!) Modify as needed, to suit your little one best!
I found folding the cardboard into a triangular shape was easiest. We secured with clear box tape!
The ramp can be secured with tape so that cars can “drive” up. Make sure you place a ramp on the back side and one on the front side. (MIDDLE PICTURE) To secure columns in place I used a hot glue gun. Tacky Glue could possibly work as well but will require alittle more drying time. Paint as desired, we used black plaint and I drew “parking lines” with a white paint marker!
And there you have it! My son couldn’t be more proud! It has fueled his imagination for hours. We’ve added more surrounding roads and city buildings.
If you decide to give this a try, have fun and enjoy! And remember, creative experiences are all about the process not the finished product! If you had fun, you did well!
Hope you enjoy!