A quick DIY for The Little Tornado….

Elliott has a great imagination for play. Really, you should hear some of the conversations his toys have with eachother, and he has a collection of voices that he uses too. So funny! Unfortunately I don’t have the same childlike imagination when it comes to pushing cars around on a rug! When he wanted to play with his collection of cars yesterday (inherited from his Dad, uncles, cousins, even some that belonged to his Grandfather) I found my mind drifting to what we could use as a road, when I had a bit of a eureka moment…

I dug out some gaffer tape and a couple of rolls of electrical tape from the shed….

We often use a bit of white furniture board (you know, the thin bendy board that is tacked to the back of cheap flat pack furniture) so that Elliott has a flat surface to do puzzles and drawing/painting etc. We don’t have room for a table in our house and this bit of board slides away under the sofa when not in use. It took me about 10 mins and a few strips of tape to whip up this little play road. Complete with road markings and zebra crossings…..

Elliott was ridiculously excited by something so simple and spent the next hour or so running Lego pedestrians over and causing pile ups at junctions. Such a gentle child….;)

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  1. Marie August 24, 2012

    This is genius, no wonder Elliott loved it!

  2. Miffy (@sewsarahsews) August 24, 2012

    excellent idea… running off to implement it! thanks

  3. Anonymous August 24, 2012

    Love it!

    Gaffers tape = duct tape in the US, I think. Although electricians are gaffers, so… That opens an entirely new can of worms, doesn’t it?

    In any case, the wide tape is duct (or “Duck” tape for the trademarked brand name) tape (originally used on HVAC duct work, now used on everything!). 🙂


  4. Cherie Durbin February 25, 2013

    That’s really cute. I’ve been looking for fun kids crafts to make and I’ll try a variation on this someday. Thanks for sharing your project.

  5. angela hayward September 28, 2013

    just made this and my 2yo loves it thank you for sharing x


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