Do you want to give your toddler a homemade racetrack ? Then no problem.
I made this one pictured, on a recession-proof budget, i.e. cost-free.
All in all it took me about 30 minutes.
It is a great rainy day activity, and surprisingly good for toddler development through various problem solving skills that are involved.
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This toy costs nothing - you only need to collect various used household items such as:
You will also need parcel tape or sellotape for any parts that need to be joined together (I must stress that this is not a durable toy - so just stick the relevant parts together with a little tape).
Here's how I put the toy race track and tunnel run together. The upturned fruit box was the base for 2 racetracks and tunnels runs which branched out off each side:
What I discovered when I made this is that the racetrack and tunnel run is a good developmental toy. My son kept trying to fit oversized cars into the (too) narrow tunnels. Having to choose vehicles that fit made him really think about what he was doing. He was far more engaged than if he had been playing with a ready-made racetrack that comes with racing cars of the correct size. You can create infinite variations of the homemade toy racetrack. Don’t try to plan it out – I made it up as I went along, and had a lot more fun this way.
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