Shoe-Box Garages

Shoe-Box Garages

  1. Ask families to collect boxes for art projects.
  2. With children, walk around the neighbourhood to see where cars park. Note features such as windows, ramps, and toll booths.
  3. Notice places where cars and other vehicles park: car ports, attached and separate garages, underground and above-ground structures. How do cars get in? What else do you see?
  4. With Crayola® Scissors, cut construction paper to cover a shoebox. Glue it on with a Crayola® Glue Stick.
  5. Draw windows, a roof, or other features with Crayola Construction Paper Crayons.
  6. Cut garage doors. Ask an adult if you need help. Drive toy cars in and out with your friends.


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