Build a Track with Masking Tape

Kids can get really creative if you let them build a track for their toy cars around the house.  Just take a look at this fun idea for a speedway made from masking tape!

build a track with masking tape

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us here in Texas!  Indoor activities like this one where kids can build a track for toy cars by creating a maze are great.  One particularly HOT afternoon, we tried a fun idea that we found on Pinterest (we have searched Pinterest over and over for the original source of this idea and it has ended with no link and only a name:  Michelle Penninga.  If you know where this idea started, please let us know!) and took it to the next level.  We created an indoor racetrack completely out of masking tape!!

masking tape

Build a Track

Supplies for this fun is simple: Masking tape (2 or 3 rolls – especially if your kids get creative!!) and toy cars!

This was a great project for my older 2.  They drew up plans to build a track, gathered supplies and built away for what seemed like hours.  I was amazed at their creativity!

masking tape track

Masking Tape

The great thing about masking tape is that is sticks to almost any surface (press down lightly on carpet), can twist and turn for curves in the road and comes off easily with no residue.  That being said, I wouldn’t recommend sticking it to any hard wood floors…..

My kids had so much fun with it, that they began to extend the track beyond our living area and took it partially up our stairs.

toy cars and masking tape

They used ordinary objects to create a gas station, a parking garage, and a Drive-In Movie Theatre.  Blocks, boxes, doll house toys and more were “dug up” and used to build their speedway.

build a masking tape track

When it was completed, my little guy played with it for hours – asking us to keep it up for days. Which of course gave my older two more time to add on…and on…and on…

It never ceases to amaze me that when you give children a few building supplies and provide them with a general idea, amazing things come out of it.

toy cars on masking tape track

This brother & sister team created something fun & unique for their little brother.  They worked together beautifully on this project, you’d never think they bicker a day in their life……

Whether your child uses masking tape to build a track or other household items, you will be amazed at how creative they can get!  Take a look at these other car-related kids activities from some other Quirky Mommas:




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Rebecca Darling, momma of 3 sassy Texas kiddos, writes a blog dedicated to family travel at R We There Yet Mom?. Although she swears she is not crafty, this momma never lacks in creativity and enthusiasm - her ultimate goal is making exceptional memories for her family. Follow her memory making at R We There Yet Mom?, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.