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Frugal Fun Tip: Making Roadways

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 06, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Create a Road Tape with Toy Car Playset, My First Autobahn, 36 Yards X 2 InchWhen my boys were little, they took the board off the beds and drew all over them, making roads for their cars, colouring in trees and buildings.

No, I didn't give them permission, they did it while I thought they were sleeping.

All these years later they are a conversation piece - we use the boards to make a bigger table at Thanksgiving.

So when I saw this road tape, I was reminded of that - and how much the boys would have loved this tape - especially my middle son - who lived for tape!!

He would literally dance around the room if given tape as a gift!

However, knowing my boys, I would have ended up with road tape on every surface of the house

Image: Create a Road Tape with Toy Car Playset, My First Autobahn, 36 Yards X 2 InchCreate a Road Tape with Toy Car Playset
Now your little one can drive anywhere.
• Adhesive tape road sticks to walls, floor, table - take it anywhere to keep the kids entertained. Includes a vehicle.
• Tape measures: 2 inches wide x 108 feet
• As with any tape, it sticks - so be aware of where you use it.

For a cheaper version:
Image: JVCC SLPT20 Designer Packaging Tape: 2 in. x 75 ft. (Dashed-Line Road) by J.V. ConvertingDesigner Packaging Tape
• Tape measures: 2 inches wide x 75 feet long

NOTE: these designs are printed on standard packaging tape and will leave ink and adhesive residue behind if adhered to a floor, table or tile even for a short period of time.

If using the Dashed-Line Road pattern for Matchbox cars or LEGO cars on a surface you want to later remove it from, please test it out first on an inconspicuous part of the surface and leave it on a few days to make sure you can remove it with adhesive cleaner and a strong bristle brush first as desired.

Or of course, you could always just buy regular duct tape at the Dollar Store and simply add in the road markings with a marker and add in your own Hot Wheels cars.

From our Facebook fan page:

Steven Golnik posted: As a kid I used my grandparent's braided rug.

Cassy Rood posted: I gave my son a couple rolls of $1 masking tape and soon had a road system from one end of my house to the other and 2 kids occupied for most of the day!

Alissa Requier posted: LOL, this is cool. My parents gave my sons scotch tape for a Xmas gift one year they were so thrilled it was hilarious!

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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