DIY Car Track

3. 2. 1. GO! 

Wall car tracks from Hot Wheels cost over $30. This project was FREE! 

If you are anything like me, I like free! Just by using a few things you have around the house you can make an awesome wall car track.

What you need: 

  1. 2+ cardboard tubes- wrapping paper tubes work or if you want stronger tubes, Joann’s usually has a pile of free tubes from fabric wrap which is what we used.
  2. Command hooks
  3. Ribbon
  4. tape, x-acto knife or box cutter, a ruler or something with a straight edge.

 

1st Tube:

Place it against the wall angled down, try a car out to see if you have a good enough slope.

Once you have your slope hang it with 2 command hooks and a ribbon on each. Place the tube so that the ribbon cradles the tube.

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2nd Tube:

Take the 2nd tube and align it with the bottom of the sloped 1st tube. Leave 4-5 inches to overlap and mark with a pencil where the 1st tube intersects.  Cut the tube from the end to where the pencil mark is.  My husband helped out =)

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The ruler was more for a straight line than for actual measurements.

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Next hang your tube just like you did the 1st but in the opposite direction.

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You might want to tape the ribbon to the tubes so that they don’t move as much.

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Action Jackson was tickled pink and had a blast!

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