If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know that my husband and I love a good DIY project! He’s been wanting to make some DIY road blocks for such a long time now…so last week he got to work!
He went off to Bunnings with our son and they grabbed three pieces of 1.2m long standard pine sheeting. With a matchbox car in his pocket for scale, he decided on the sheeting that was 89mm wide and 19mm thick. We already had some dark grey paint leftover from our Cubby Hack and had all the tools we needed as well. So this hack cost us a grand total of $14.70!
My husband used the following items for this DIY Road hack!
- 1.2m Pine Sheeting at 89mm wide
- White paint
- Colourbond ‘Monument’ grey paint
- Circular saw (normal saw works fine too)
- Mitre square or measuring tape
First my husband cut the pine sheeting down into three even lengths of approximately 40cm so that we ended up with 9 pieces of timber for the roads.
Next, he gave the ends a quick sand with sandpaper and then added the first coat of grey paint. My husband ended up doing two coats of grey on each side of the timber roads.
Once dry, he used a thick paintbrush from our craft stash to paint some white lines on the roads. He was very methodical about this and measured the distances perfectly haha!
Once everything was dry, he set up a little road small world in our play room. He added some of our matchbox cars, our DIY trees, some road signs and a few other bits and pieces from our construction building kits!
These DIY roads turned out SO amazingly! Elliot in particular has loved using his treasured matchbox cars in a new and exciting way!
We also have a set of the Way to Play Roads* which you can get from The Creative Toy Shop. They are very well loved as well if you’re not the DIY type