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We Tried It! Making Tracks with Tape

We were stuck inside the other day in an attempt to keep a case of the sniffles from becoming something uglier.  As the morning began to drag on (and I realized it was still only 9:00 am), I decided it was time to finally break out the painters tape and make some of those crazy cool DIY tracks I keep spotting on pinterest.

 

Since we only had extra wide tape, I tore it in half vertically to make wonky strips and C helped me piece them together.

 

 

The examples I liked the most covered not just the floor, but also the walls and furniture so went up and over the chair in one direction and up onto the windowsill in the other.  The kids totally dug it. We also made sure to incorporate the play garage they got for Christmas.

 

 

When the winding roads finally got old, C donned his dino costume and S her scariest roaring posture.  And just like that the game turned to playing Godzilla in our newly built town.  We kept the track for about three days before deciding to pull it up.  I was surprised how much fun the kids had peeling off the tape (once I started it for them) and making tape balls.  Gotta love it when one simple activity leads to so much entertainment!

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Similar Stuff:
Previous “We Tried It” Posts
Fun Ways to Make Tracks
Entertain Your Kids (and Get Stuff Done) with a Diggers and Dumpers Sensory Box

 

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Kate @ another donkey design February 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

We did this at home the other day too afer seeing it on pinterest but ours was a simple box with intersection. Will try and be mor adventurous with our roads next time!!!

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Julie Danielle February 17, 2012 at 3:06 am

That looks like so much fun!

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Ana February 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I love that you taped over the furniture!
Books make great ramps too! I set this up as a raceway with a ramp launch at the end as a variation. Great with all your wind-up cars.
You can see it here:
http://createald.tumblr.com/post/17489684359/20-activities-for-toddler-boys
Thanks for the fun post!

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Mini Piccolini February 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Fun activity! I just came across this highway tape… http://minipiccolini.com/2012/02/road-race-tape/

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Anonymous March 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

what a good idea the tape tracks, I will keep it mind if I have a boy someday
Rocio from http://blogmodainfantil.es/

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Alyssa March 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I’m featuring your masking tape activity on my blog! “How I Kept my Toddler Busy during Pregnancy”, come check it out and say hi!:) myclevernest (dot) com
Alyssa

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Laura May 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm

This activity was perfect for my rainy day my toddler and twin 18 month old boys loved “driving” on everything. Just be sure to take tape up after 8 hours or less our hard wood floors suffered some gloss damage from the painters tape thank goodness re-glossing was planned for this summer.

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