Friday, March 11, 2011

Park & Play Garage

I made this for our 8 year old over the last two days. :P  It's called the Park and Play Garage (like the blog post title says.. ;P)  I used to get Family Fun magazine. But, we can't really afford it now. Plus, I have too many magazines and can usually get the instructions free online anyway. :D  I had been wanting to make this since I saw it in their magazine (a couple/few months ago?). Well this past week, Eon has been wanting to "play cars" every day. I thought "This would be a perfect time to make him that Park & Play Garage".  Not bad for a cereal box (I didn't use two, btw, just one big Fruit Loops box, and a hot chocolate box for the extra pieces I needed (the ramp, plus reinforcement for one of the sides); and a 96 cent can of spray paint. (I didn't use paper and glue for that). My husband did the spray painting. :)  Then 5 toilet paper rolls w/ yellow paper (involved some measuring & cutting & glueing with a glue stick).  Then I just put a car in, measured lines & drew on w/ a pencil then cut tape and put it on...  
Here it is with his "Cars" rug we got him a few years ago.  I think he is going to LOVE it. (See the ramp that goes up into the garage~ how cool is that? :P)    He doesn't know I made this yet, it will be a surprise for when he gets home from school today.      Hmmm... Wonder what I am going to be doing this afternoon?...    ;P

1 comment:

Mary/May said...

I'm sure he'll love it. My brother and I used to play cars all the time.. we had one of those though it was commercially made. plastic n whatnot but we used it to its breaking point lol.