Mar 24, 2011

Crafty Thrusday: Race Car Track

So I am dubbing Thursday Crafty Thursday I know lame name, if you have any better suggestions I would love it!

So this week I have been working on fabric roads and race track for Sam. Here is how I made his race track.

What you need:
  • Black Felt
  • Green Felt
  • Freezer paper
  • White paint (I used acrylic because that was what I had)
  • Velcro
  • Pinking scissors
  • Sewing machine
Here is the race track I cut out, I just used a bowl to make the curves, drew it on with a fabric pen and cut.
Then cut out squares of freezer paper and two strips place where you want your finish/start line, remember the freezer paper is where it will be black.
Paint, it takes about 5-6 coats because the felt absorbs lots of the paint, you may need to let it dry and then paint some more.
When dry remove the freezer paper.
At this point I thought I was done, I let Sam play with it and realized it was hard for him to get it to lay flat and when he would drive his car it would move and he would need me to fix it. This got me thinking...

Add green felt to the back, using pinking shears trim the outer edges just to make it look nicer. Pin track on flat and sew on with a zigzag stitch. Make a small strap long enough to wrap around the rolled up track.
Add Velcro to both sides and attach strap to track.
Now its ready to roll up and be put away or to be opened up to play!


Anonymous said...

That's such a cute idea!

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liberal sprinkles said...

this looks like great fun for kids. Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from Girl Creative. have a great weekend!

Stacy said...

What a perfect track for my 3 year old!!! He always wants to play with big brother's. I'm following back from Not So Perfect Mom, and love your blog!!!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute! That is so simple and I bet he loves it!! Thanks for linking it up! :)