DIY Toy Car Storage - Cardboard Parking Garage

This Cardboard Parking Garage for toy cars is an absolute must if you have any car loving little ones! Not only is this cardboard car garage easy to make and fun to play with,  it also doubles up as a DIY toy car storage solution. If you are looking for car activities for toddlers and preschoolers this should be at the top of your list!

Cardboard parking garage craft for kids. DIY toy car storage and car activity.

I love the fact that this toy car storage is made with things you probably already have on hand so it's very budget-friendly and a great way of recycling any boxes and cardboard tubes you have lying around.

Toddlers and preschoolers can have hours of fun as they play with their cardboard parking garage before carefully organising and storing their cars away.

If you're looking for more car activities for kids have a go at  Painting with Toy Cars, Mark Making with Cars or print out our Alphabet Roads to sharpen your preschoolers letter recognition skills!

If you have any more spare boxes hanging around check out our list full of cardboard box crafts.

Car activities for kids

DIY Toy Car Storage - Cardboard Parking Garage

Cardboard tube craft Supplies:

  • Full Overlap Box (7”W x 9”H x 4”D)
  • 20 Empty Cardboard Tubes
  • Construction Paper of your choice 
  • 1 white sticker
  • Large Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun (and Glue)

Hot to make a DIY Toy Car Storage - Instructions:

STEP 1: Get your supplies in order.

Grab all your supplies and heat up your hot glue gun.

cardboard parking garage craft for kids

STEP 2: Prepare the box.

Cut off both the right and left side flaps from your cardboard bo. From there you need to measure out and cut the construction paper that you will be covering your box in. Glue the coloured paper you've picked for the garage around the edges of the box. Cover the flab at the bottom of the box in the coloured paper you have chosen for your pavement.

cardboard tube car garage craft

cardboard box car garage craft

STEP 3: Pile the cardboard tubes!

Now it's time to take your cardboard tubes and glue each one into the cardboard box, using your hot glue gun. Fill the box completely.

cardboard box parking garage craft

cardboard tube parking garage craft

STEP 4: Mark the parking spaces.

Cut out the white sticker in thin strips and attach them on the pavement to mark the parking spaces and the road. Alternatively you could draw these on with a marker.

cardboard parking garage


Use your toy cars as a guide to measure and arrange the parking spaces.

car activities for kids

Taking your black marker, add a "GARAGE" sign at the top. You can even customise it and include your child's name on it.

cardboard car garage

Now your garage is ready to be used! Fill your cardboard parking garage with all your little ones favourite cars and invite them to play.

DIY toy car storage solution

If you have a huge car collection why not get an extra large cardboard box to make your cardboard parking garage or even make two of these fabulous DIY toy car storage garages!

DIY toy car storage. Cardboard parking garage car activities for kids.

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