Build this fun rainbow road with recycled cardboard and paper tubes - perfect for indoor play!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper Tubes
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Colored Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Toy Cars

Create it!

Step 1: Cut road pieces from cardboard. Paint black and allow the pieces to dry.

Step 2: Cut small colored strips from colored paper or cardstock. This makes for wonderful scissors practice if you have a little artist working on scissors skills.

Step 3: Glue the strips of colored paper to the center of each of the road pieces.

Step 4: Paint paper tube rolls and allow them to dry.

Step 5: Set up the road pieces and the tubes for tunnels for the toy cars.

Step 6: Add a colorful array of cars and it's ready for play!

For a more permanent play set up, glue the paper tubes and road pieces to a flattened cardboard box or large piece of cardstock! Or, keep the pieces separate for lots of interchangeable fun!