Quick & Easy Road Set - Woodworking Project by MsDebbieP
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Quick & Easy Road Set

Our 3-year-old grandson enjoys playing with toy cars and we have been using the grid on my floor as roads. Today I thought I’d change it up a bit …

In the basement, we had an old desk (made from pressed wood or whatever that non-wood stuff is called) and Rick cut it into short lengths and sanded the edges.

I used some masking tape to create the lines for the road (plus a strip of grey duct tape with spots on it to represent a construction area).

Somewhere around here I have a round hot plate that will work great for a “roundabout” and then we’ll probably add some road signs — but that will all depend on the wee lad.

It will be interesting to see how he adapts the toy, changes it, etc.

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Very nice MsDebbie, I know the wee lad will love it. Our id twins 3 year old boys came to spent 4 days with us, it snowed us in and we ended up keeping them 10 days. They played with the simple things I gave them rather than the expensive bought toys just about exclusively.

-- Jack

Great idea! Its great to make to make the grandkids original toys and accessories. This they will remember.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Cool idea.
I would add small siding like 1/2 high. Kids cars tend to go everywhere but strait.
I remember picking up all these cars and my back would stress:)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Today is “test day”… we’ll see how he likes it.

Ianwater — I hear ya! My knees/back .. phew.

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

What a fun idea ,nice work Debbie.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

He has lots of fun with it.

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

It is still providing hours of fun!

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Grandchild #2 and this roadway is STILL getting lots of usage!!!
I can’t believe it, really. They love it

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit