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Making : Cereal Box Wall Track for Cars

25 August 20126 Comments

 

When it comes to engaging kids in activities, I believe it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Many things can be created at home, using the very everyday things we find at home.

(Yes, let’s recycle whenever we can please)

And, the other day, we made this ‘wall track’ for Vai’s cars!

Simple and fast to make, and the little guy had fun with it!

(This idea is great for homes with limited spaces, I reckon)

Here’s what we used:

- Used cereal box
- Milk carton
- Scotch tape
- Scissors

What we did : 

- Cut the cereal box in such a way that you only get the two sides and the bottom part (Refer to the photo below)

- Stick the cut-out box using scotch tape (Tips: It needs to be a downward slope)

- We placed an opened luggage bag to ‘catch’ the flying cars so they don’t fall onto the floor

And that’s it!  =)


[Tips : Use small-sized toy cars, as heavy and bigger cars will 'damage' the paper carton wall track]

Btw, some few minutes later, we improvised.

We  cut and ‘separated’ the bottom part (see above), and placed a cut-out milk carton at the very end, making it look like the ‘final tunnel’ that the cars need to pass through before they all ‘fly off’ the edge!

End result : So much more fun! =)


Other ideas :

- Cut out the bottom and top part of a 1-litre plastic bottle and use it as a ‘tunnel’
- Add paper strips at the end of that ‘tunnel’, making it more fun when the car ‘zooms’ through it

Do add more ideas to the list yeah! =)

Have fun creating and making things with your little ones, everyone!

 

6 Comments »

  • applausr says:

    this is a very fresh idea…. i think i might do something like this with my kid.. thanks for sharing…

  • Erlina says:

    Hi ci, great idea for re-used of cereal box and I agree mainan anak tidak selalu perlu mahal.

    Beberapa waktu lalu, aku buat dari Kotak Indomie untuk wall track nya. Itu idenya dari lihat Vai main wall track dari Hot Wheels, langsung kepikiran mau buat sendiri buat Josh, karena harganya yang lumayan mahal disini ^^.
    Pas jadi, Josh agak kaget pas mobilnya jatuh terlalu cepat di lantai karena aku buatnya mungkin terlalu curam. Akhirnya aku taruh bantal di lantai biar mobilnya tidak rusak juga.

    Sekarang lihat post cici, wow, jadi kepengen buat lagi dengan cereal box. Lebih berwarna warni, pasti lebih seru.
    Nice post ci ^^ and thanks for share it.

    • Leonny says:

      Hello Erlina,

      Iya keliatannya kalau dibuatnya terlalu ‘curam’, jadi terlalu cepet ‘jato’ kebawah, belum sempet di enjoy ‘sliding down trip’ eh udah drop =) Asal agak ‘downward slope’ bbrp derajat, keliatannya bakal lebih ok buat Josh nanti ..

      Have fun yah !! =D

  • Serenely says:

    What a terrific idea! My son will love this. Great alternative to those commercial toy race tracks. Thanks so much for sharing, Leonny ^_^

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