Quick & Easy Road Set

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.

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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.


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.

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It is still providing hours of fun!

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

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