In my previous instructable , I shared how to build a Simple machine lift which can be used either for dollhouse or car parking.
In this instructable I will share how to make multi level car parking with simple items, easy to find and amazing results
Step 1: What Do We Need ?
- Foam board 5mm x 600mm x 900mm ( Mine was painted black on one side)
- Popsicle sticks
- Corrugated box (16" x 16")
- Cardboard cylinders ( from tissue paper or aluminium foil roll )
- Wood strips
- Lift (click here)
- Try Square
- Hot glue gun
- Fevicol or glue
- Paper tape
- Black Acrylic paint ( for touch ups)
Step 2: Floor Plan
Draw the floor plan as shown on the foam board and carefully cut each piece.
Place the lift on the biggest piece and cut foam board as shown, The lift will be hot glued later to get some structural strength
Also our end goal is everything become one single toy
Step 3: Build It
Decorate each floor with paper tape, as shown
Using hot glue gun, stick the cardboard pillars. Please note that the height of each floor is 110 mm (approx 4 " minus 5 mm ) to take into account, that foam board is 5 mm thick
Slowly build each floor as shown
Remove lift and test if the floors are strong enough for kids to park cars
Step 4: Structural Reinforcement
Since the floors are build using 5 mm foam board, we need to make it stronger
- PVC hangers below the floor
- 3 Card board Pillars
- Additional foam pillar support
- Under the ramps
- At the edges of each floor
Step 5: The Lift
I had built lift previously but need modifications
As pulley was made of thin skewer and the joints using paper clips, it was wobbly. This needs to be replaced with a thicker skewer
Plus while drawing I made mistake and cut the foam boards s mirror images, So he pulley handle needed to be shifted from right to left side
Reduce size the lift box and add small card board strip at the edges to prevent cars from falling
Step 6: Decorating
Decorate each floor path way, parking spaces using white paper tape.
Using Popsicle sticks construct the edges so that the cars do not fall off while playing and add Popsicle to the lift shaft as shown
One can add petrol pumps, toll, road barriers, Street lights etc....
PS: After I added Popsicle on the lift shaft, the lift size needed to be reduced further. And became bit difficult to adjust. So adjust size of the lift before hand
Step 7: Playing
Hand over the completed multi level car parking to your kid to play
I hope you like this, Please share your comments and suggestions
ivan_ind made it!