Whether you’re going on a trip or just carpooling around town, give your kids a fun box of simple games they can enjoy in the car. The VHS Box Car Games project transforms an old VHS tape box into new life as a game center. Store DIY game boards and game pieces inside. It’s the perfect size to keep in the car and provide fun during any car ride.
Here’s how I made my VHS Box Car Games
On my old VHS tapes, I could easily slide out the printed sheet with the video’s graphics from the plastic sleeve covering the box. This makes a great template to cut a new one out of a piece of scrapbook paper. If you like, add a couple embellishments to give the box its new purpose. Kids can create a collage or draw a picture to make it their own.
Create some simple games that your kids like. I used simple supplies such as cardstock, washi tape, foam, buttons, and markers. Mine are done by hand just because I wanted to, but you can certainly do it on the computer to give it a more polished look. I did do the I SPY game and Alpha challenge game on the computer so I could easily reprint them as they get used. A small tin box holds the games pieces, but using a small envelope or a ziploc bag would work just as well.
Make the VHS Box Car Games your own games or let the kids make up a few. The idea is to make it simple and fun!