Make your car-loving kid their own DIY gas station using cardboard boxes

·2 min read

These parents on TikTok made an epic DIY gas station out of cardboard boxes for their car-loving toddler, and it’s cuteness overload!

TikToker Celena Kinsey (@celenakinsey) is a busy parent who frequently posts clips of DIY projects and sensory play activities. In one of her videos, the crafty mom takes viewers on a step-by-step tutorial for making a DIY gas station out of cardboard boxes, and TikTokers cannot handle the cuteness.

Auto insurance rates are increasing in 2022 — here’s how to prepare

“If you have a car-loving kiddo, then you need this DIY gas station,” Kinsey says at the beginning of the clip, over footage of her son filling up his Little Tikes car.

To make this DIY gas station, Kinsey instructs viewers to take a small and a large cardboard box and then tape the small box onto the larger one.

She then decorates the outside using construction paper, cardboard, and foam stickers to create the buttons and monitors seen on the front of gas pumps.

Shop ‘Gossip Girl’ star Evan Mock’s looks from his In The Know cover shoot:

Last but not least, Kinsey makes the gas pump hose by attaching a long tube to a spray bottle nozzle, then fastening it to the side of the box with the help of a few incisions in the cardboard.

The finished product is a full-service gas station complete with premium, plus, and regular gas options. Little drivers can pay for their gas using the paper keypad and cardboard credit card slot. Two other cardboard screens are pasted next to the payment pad, indicating the price and the gallon amount while kids fill up their Little Tikes cars with the makeshift hose.

Viewers were beyond impressed with Kinsey’s creative craft.

“First off, this is the cutest thing ever, and he looks so happy! Good job, momma,” one user complimented.

“Me saving this for the kids I don’t have,” joked one TikToker with a string of writing emojis.

“That’s cool! My brother would love this,” one thoughtful sibling shared.

It’s amazing how a little imagination can transform an ordinary cardboard box into something extraordinary. As seen in the video, Kinsey clearly knows how to think outside the box when it comes to playtime.

Shop all of Chlöe Bailey’s vibrant looks from her In The Know cover shoot:

In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!

If you enjoyed this story, check out this dad who takes his heartbroken daughter to Disneyland every time she goes through a breakup.

The post Make your car-loving kid their own DIY gas station using cardboard boxes appeared first on In The Know.

More from In The Know:

Baby boy refuses to call mom 'mama': 'I totally believe babies know what [they're] doing'

Mom finds phrase to help daughter 'express anger' when she's 'big mad'

Order today, and these personalized gifts will arrive in time for Mother's Day

More than 6,000 Amazon shoppers love this Cuisinart chopper, and it's 45% off right now

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting