I always imagined tea parties and dolls. Who knew I’d find myself thinking of all sorts of ways to play matchbox cars? I wouldn’t have it any other way… at least for now (pink HAS to be in our future, right?).
Don’t blow this off as just a boy toy. It could easily be altered for girls as mini dollhouses for Polly Pockets, too.
In case any are wondering about the car play mat, it’s from IKEA.
1 – save empty cartons and 1 shipping box. 2 – cut off one flap of a box to become the base of the city. with remaining cardboard, cut out building detailing (roof shingles, store awning, and/or doors). 3 – use hot glue to secure detailing to buildings. cut garage doors or open windows using an exacto knife. 4 – spray paint & let dry. 5 – draw additional building details with permanent marker or paint pen. 6 – fix buildings to base with hot glue.