Construction is underway at Modarri headquarters! Soon a miniature freeway for Modarri cars – the M1? – will run through our office. Here are some clever DIY toy car track examples that we found while planning.
1. Removable Tape Car Tracks
Tape tracks are brilliant. They can be semi-permanent yet aren’t space-hogs like 3D tracks. Plus, nobody will stumble over these in the dark.
The example here comes from a Dutch blog, lejardindejuliette.blogspot.be. We like how the road merges with architectural drawing on the wall! A removable cardboard tunnel, shown at the link, was added too.
Types of tape to use for toy car tracks
Painter’s tape is an inexpensive and easily removable option. You can usually adhere it to wooden floors without causing damage. This tape is most commonly seen in about 1” wide blue, but there are lots of colors and widths.
Washi tape is used in the example here. It’s usually more expensive than painter’s tape, but it’s a pretty option. If you want brightly colored tape or tracks that complement your décor, then this option is for you. This removable tape is sized like Scotch tape and is now sold at places like Walgreen’s and CVS in addition to craft supply shops.
Civil Engineer Tape, or any printed road tape, looks like lots of fun. Just be sure to test the removability. We first spotted this on Amazon. Also seen for sale online: removable decals that come in different partial road shapes, letting you and the kids build curves and straightaways on floors, windows and walls.
2. Rocky Roads
In this example from Dyan Robson’s blog, the writer used weighty paving stones to set up a track. Chalk lane dividers are handy and are easy to remove.
With smaller stones, little ones could easily rearrange the road systems over and over. Make miniature road signs too!
And if roads are built in a sandbox, kids can add landscape with mountains, flatlands, and rivers with bridges.
An even simpler option: Forego the rocks and simply draw chalk roads on the sidewalk, driveway or patio. We saw this idea in a parent’s Modarri car review at intheknowmom.net.
3. Fabric Car Tracks
Soft tracks are best when baby’s on board. The intricate felt blanket shown here depicts a zoo, a farmhouse and other great details for imaginative play with toy cars and other miniatures. See powerfulmothering.com for a tutorial.
A simpler option: Prepare thick fabric roadway pieces that fit together in different ways, letting your toddler make DIY toy car tracks over and over again. You can cut fabric pieces that form straight roads, roundabouts and curves.
Your Ideas & More Ideas
Does a freeway run through your living room? We’d love to see it — especially with a Modarri car in the mix! Send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more examples, check out our Pinterest board DIY Toy Car Tracks.