When you becoming a parent you know that you will be crazy about toys and everything that can make your child happier.
And we are no different. We love to see our son’s excitement when he is getting something new. Even when it’s a little thing like a chocolate egg with a surprise. Not so much about new clothes but anyway he is happy about everything else. I remember how he enjoyed his first little car. He slept with it, played all day, ate his dinner with the car in one hand. So, it was obvious that we will start buying more cars. Of course not just a car. A specific car. Hot Wheels. Obviously. His collection is really huge. And we wanted to give him a garage to keep them in one place. But they are quite expensive.
We don’t like to spend a lot of money on toys
They can cost even £80-90. For us, it was too much because kids are losing interest very quickly. And I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for a few minutes of playing. But I don’t need to do that becauseI’m a lucky lady. My husband can do literally everything from nothing. Just give him a hot glue gun, hammer, box, wood or whatever. So, as you can imagine I gave him an idea of making a garage from toilet paper rolls.
Zero Waste- use your empty toilet paper rolls
To be honest it wasn’t very hard to make it. We’ve just had to collect paper rolls for about two-three weeks. When we had enough rolls he stuck them together with a hot glue gun. On the back and on the top (as a roof) he used an old box. As my hubby is good with drawing he made a beautiful Hot Wheels flag on the back and imitation of a brick wall.
He had so much fun and our little boy was trying to help him. So we spend a nice quality time together. On the end a satisfaction was huge. Our son was amazed and he played with it for a long time. And it didn’t cost a lot so we weren’t afraid that he will break it and we will cry for how much we spend on it.
OK, I don’t want to make it longer. Here you have some pictures of our little DIY.
I hope you like it and our garage will be some kind of inspiration for you.
And what about you? Do you like DIY? Or prefer buying stuff?