Have fun in the backyard this summer by creating your own backyard race track with pool noodles. It’s the perfect size to race diecast vehicles, like the ones from the Fast & Furious™ movie.
There’s a phrase I have heard hundreds of times: the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. I never understood what that meant until I become a boy mom! The Boy’s love for speed and fast cars is just like his dad’s! Thankfully, the Fast & Furious™ movie diecast vehicles and playsets from Walmart allow my son to enjoy his toys at a very affordable price.
The diecast vehicles and playsets from the movie are inspired by the movie’s real cars and real characters. We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather this summer, and can’t wait to share our backyard race track with you! It’s perfect for racing all of your Fast & Furious™ movie diecast vehicles.
While shopping at Walmart for a copy of The Fate of the Furious movie on DVD (it was released July 11), I also grabbed a Fast & Furious™ Deluxe Scene Playset, Fast & Furious™ Basic Stunt Car, and a pool noodle.
We had a blast playing with the Fast & Furious™ Deluxe Scene Playset in our living room. Given the warm weather we have, it was time to go outside for some fun backyard race track play!
What’s great about this backyard racetrack is that it’s a fun, affordable project that doesn’t take a long time to make. I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine isn’t a fan of waiting for the fun to start!
How to make a backyard race track with pool noodles
It’s fairly easy to make a backyard race track with pool noodles. The first step is to gather your supplies. You’ll need:
One large pool noodle
A super sharp knife, box cutter, or straight edge
Durable paper, markers, and tape to make signs for start and finish lines
Before I share the instructions, I want to mention that this backyard race track project should only be completed by a responsible adult because of the sharp knife.
Using the sharp knife, have an adult cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise.
Once the pool noodle is cut, secure the two pieces of the pool noodle together using toothpicks. I inserted the toothpicks at an angle to avoid any ends sticking out. Push them all the way into the noodle, ensuring they pierce through both sides of the pool noodle.
Whip up quick START and FINISH signs using paper and markers. Secure them to the backyard race track with tape and toothpicks.
Now you’re ready to race your Fast & Furious™ diecast vehicles in the backyard!
Set up the race track in the backyard be sure to raise the starting line high for a Fast & Furious™ race! Use the backyard race track in different locations for the most fun! We tried ours off the wooden drink cooler, and while it was fun, we had a hard time balancing the race track. Grassy, hilly surfaces are best for racing.
What fun ways do your kiddos like to play with diecast cars?