Adam certainly loves his car track play. Over the past two years we have created several different types. To date we have created a living room masking tape road, an edible track, a giant garden road for name writing, a seaside lolly stick track and a fridge racing track. Our most popular post is our DIY Car Track Busy Bag created from a rubber mat. We couldn’t let the festive season pass without creating a Christmas Lights Car Track!
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I purchased two boxes of static multicoloured ropelights similar to these ones from Amazon. They are available in clear but I liked the thought of adding a little colour. The lights are both 6 metres in length and are suitable for indoor and outdoor. I spent some time unravelling the ropelights to create a car track shape on the floor. Due to the length of wires I needed to place our extension lead quite close to the track and one of the wires had to form a bridge that the cars could go under.
I simply placed a few of Adam’s cars in the middle of the track and supervised him whilst he played with the cars. Adam took to the play activity immediately and was racing his cars around the track.
Taking photographs of the activity proved tricky due to the lighting and due to how quickly Adam was moving around the car track!
Our Christmas Lights Car Track was a hit with Adam. He loves light play and cars so it was a win-win play activity for him.
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