How to Make a Toy Car Garage For Kids

Looking for a budget-friendly craft to store your little one's cars? This cardboard DIY car garage is a fun craft to create with your family.

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To get started, you will need a shoebox, a thick piece of cardboard, empty toilet paper rolls, poster board from the Dollar Tree, colored foam sheets, a large marker, scissors, and a glue gun.

Plug in your glue gun (turn it on if it has an on/off switch). Using your poster board, cover your shoebox accordingly.

Glue each paper roll into their designated area.

Another part of this activity is making a play mat to use your cars on on the underside of the showbox lid. Cut out your craft foam shapes for your โ€œplay mat.โ€ 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.

Use your large black marker and write โ€œGARAGEโ€ on the top flap.

Or perhaps youโ€™d like to write your childโ€™s name. Get creative!

Toy Car Garage

Toy Car Garage

Learn how to make a car garage with toilet paper rolls and a shoebox!

Materials

  • Shoe Box (11โ€L x 8โ€ W x 4 3/4 โ€œ H)
  • 1 piece of cardstock (11โ€L x 7โ€)
  • 24 Empty Toilet Paper Rolls (You can also cut paper towel rolls to size)ย 
  • Posterboard from dollar store, your color choice
  • Assorted colored crafting foam sheetsย 
  • Large Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun (and Glue Sticks)

Instructions

  1. Plug in your glue gun (turn it on if it has an on/off switch)
  2. Using your paperboard, cover your shoebox accordingly.
  3. Cut out your craft foam shapes for your “play mat”
  4. 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)
  5. Glue each paper roll into their designated area.
  6. Lastly, using your large black marker write “GARAGE” on the top flap. Or perhaps you’d like to write your child’s name.
  7. YOUR GARAGE IS NOW READY TO RECEIVE VEHICLES!

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Your garage is ready! You can even take it on the go for a fun activity in the car. Enjoy!

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