I don’t know about how it is at your house, but at ours the toy car storage ‘situation’ was getting a little out of control! Although scooping them all into one basket/container has worked well enough, our 4 year old is really LOVING his cars at the moment, so I thought we’d try our hand at making our own Toy Car Garage!
I wasn’t sure how many cars this new toy storage space would end up housing, however, I am quietly impressed and proud to report that all of these treasured vehicles now have a new, fun home!
My goals when starting out with this little project were: a) that it be ‘slimline’! As I often write about, we live in a compact two bed unit, so being clever with toy storage is vital in the name of small-space living! In fact, the only measurement I took (roughly!) was of the depth of the shelving unit as I didn’t want it to protrude into the room. b) that we use only recycled materials and items already around the house, and c) that it be SUPER easy! I am happy to report, there was nothing fancy or clever about the making of this Toy Car Garage, and B even joined in here and there…
This little munchkin really enjoyed seeing the new play space take shape!
Simply by cutting, gluing, taping and painting random cardboard pieces – this is how it ended up! The whole crazy construction was then secured to the bookshelf with sticky backed valcro.
B had so much fun sorting his prize car possessions (with some enthusiastic encouragement from me!) into his garage. Apart from my own personal love of organisation, I truly believe that children’s interest and motivation to play with their same toys/play prompts can be re-ignited with a new presentation. I also believe their engagement might even be more creative, being open to new possibilities, and that they may stick at it for longer! Big call? Why not try it out for yourself! I’d love to hear how you get on!
He was particularly thrilled to see how many green cars he had accumulated – reminding me excitedly that green is his favourite colour…
And the box at the base serves as a great parking spot for the bigger/chunkier tractor vehicles…
Thanks for visiting Kids Play Space! I really hope you liked this little DIY small-space toy storage idea!