Introduction: Kids Cardboard Garage

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Here's how to make a toy car garage using a cardboard box. We've added Glow in the dark tape to our so the roads glow.

Step 1: Items Needed

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Here are the items we used, however you can ad as much to this as you want.

  1. Cardboard box
  2. Standard tape
  3. Glow in the dark tape
  4. Craft Knife
  5. Scissors
  6. Ruler
  7. Pens

Oh and obviously toy cars would be useful...

Step 2: Setting the Platform

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Firstly think about how you want the end product to look. This is more important than you think, the last thing you want is to find out that you did this part wrong at the end and have to start again.

Once you've decided on the layout, you may want to color in parts of the box now because it would be difficult later.

Step 3: Create a Ramp

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It's good to have ramps in your garage to make it more interesting. For this you will need to cut a piece of cardboard that will fit inside, however you will need to include sides and half of a front to this (half the height of the box).

Once this is done you can insert this inside the box and tape it to keep it secure.

Next cut squares out of the ramp then cut equally sized slats at the top of the front to insert the ramp (this is shown in the pictures above).

Step 4: Adding Roads

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To add the roads to the garage you could just draw these however we think these would be much better as glow in the dark roads. So we have used Glow in the Dark Tape for our roads. These really do look fantastic in the dark - but unfortunately my camera skills aren't up to the task (I have tried though).

I also found some Arrow post it notes which I added to the roads which gives it the feel of a multi-story carpark, however it's a carpark which cars can't technically leave...

Step 5: Little Extras

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To make your garage extra special why not add decorations. Here is how we created our glow in the dark petrol sign.

First take a small piece of glow in the dark tape and use normal tape to stick it to a piece of card, or a hard surface that you don't mind getting damaged.

Draw your shape on the tape then use the craft knife to cut this shape out. Then you can unstick the tape from the surface and you have a decoration ready to add to your garage.

For ours we colored in a piece of card and stuck the decoration to it.

This is just an example and I'm sure you can do better. If you can why not show us on our Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/antisliptapeshop

Comments

EjaN2 (author)2017-04-08

great idea..I m going to build this with my kids. mum and kids fun time. thanks seamster

seamster (author)2014-11-03

Very cool! I built stuff like this all the time as as kid, and now my kids do as well. Okay.. I still do as well!

Carboard + tape = fun times!

Jon-s (author)seamster2014-11-05

Thanks Seamster, Yes I thought it would be fun for kids. I especially thought they would love that the roads glow in the dark - something a bit different.