DIY | Cardboard Kombi
Roadtrip!! What’s more perfect for cruising down the open road than a vintage Kombi for you and your numero uno.
Check out this DIY for the ultimate low-emission, fully recycled
fun-mobile, straight from the Olli Ella auto shop!
01You will Need
A Cardboard Box, Paint (we used used house paint for a more solid coating, but acrylic or craft paint should be fine too!) Paint Brushes, a Permanent Marker, a Box Cutter, Scissors and Sticky Tape.
To begin creating your Cardboard Kombi, collect an old recycled box (or two). Keep in mind that the box (or boxes) should be big enough to provide a reasonably cosy interior for two.
Once the shell of your vehicle is organised, tape any loose areas down...
...and cut away any unnecessary parts.
Then, join the two halves together. You won't need to do this if you are using a bigger cardboard box.
Next, draw a rough outline of the shape as a guide. This part doesn't need to be perfect because you'll paint over it later.
07Paint it white
Begin painting your Kombi. Use white paint for the upper part of the van...
08Paint it pastel
...and a pastel hue of your choice for the bottom half.
09 How's it lookin'?
Now your Kombi should look something like this.
Wait for the paint to dry and use a box cutter to cut out the windows.
11 Touch ups
Then touch up the inner edges using white paint.
Next, draw some side mirrors onto your cardboard scraps, making sure you leave a little tab to attach to the sides of the car.
Paint the mirrors and, once dry, fold the tab and attach to the van using tape.
Now paint on your front lights and your Kombi is complete!
Just add some cute luggage and your ready to roll...
We hope you have fun adventuring in your brand new Kombi!