Sunday 21 August 2011

How to make a quick racing car play mat

Harry has been to watch the racing cars at Silverstone this weekend with his Dad, so while he was out I made him a racing car playmat for when he gets home so that he can re-enact all the things that he saw. 

How to make a racing car play mat

It's very simple to make, you just need a sheet of A3 green card with shapes stuck on from coloured construction paper. The lines down the middle of the track were made with cut up blank white stickers  and the "people" in the stand at the top are hole punches. The little racing cars were from Tesco, they are actually designed to hold birthday candles. They are a bit cheap and cheerful but a nice size, and also the wheels go round.

Racing car play mat

It folds nicely in half, and I have now covered it with sticky backed plastic to make it a bit more durable. I don't expect the toys that I make for Harry to last forever, but it would be nice if it lasted for a little while! I'm really pleased with it!

You might also like my other playmats - a construction play mat and a car park play mat.

If you have a toddler that is obsessed with racing cars, find lots of racing car games, activities and crafts over on Toddler Things, my other blog!


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  2. I love making racing cars. My father has a racing car as well. It was second hand. When he bought it, it was in a devastating condition. He got it repaired from Kenduf- Crash repair Dublin. I have made a cardboard's racing track for it. But, it's much smaller than the car.


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