Cardboard Box Car Wash

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Make a Cardboard Box Car Wash with your kids on a rainy day!

I’ve made so many of these with my boys over the years and they love decorating the box just as much as running their toy cars through it.

Every time I get something delivered my kids (and cats) eye up the box. They’ve made everything from houses to airplanes!

Our cat Ju Ju coming through the car wash in progress
Cat approved car wash!

Most of the supplies for our cardboard box car wash came from the dollar store and any cardboard box will work as long as toy cars can fit through it.

Related: Get more Dollar Store Craft & DIY inspiration for Home and Holidays!

Here's our cardboard box car wash from the back
Here’s how our car wash looks from the back.

An adult will need to cut the fabric for the door and the cardboard box, then the kids can have fun decorating it. My son added the “pay here” machine just like the real one 🙂

Supplies We Used to Make a Cardboard Box Car Wash

  • A cardboard box
  • 2 Dollar Tree feather dusters
  • Scrap fabric for the door
  • Construction paper
  • Markers/crayons
  • A glue stick
  • Kid scissors
  • Clear tape
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