How to Make a Simple Bridge for Toy Cars
Multipurpose materials like duct tape offer creative possibilities with everything from crafting to household repairs. We love using duct tape for both! This activity combines duct tape and craft sticks to make a bridge for toy cars.
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Kids love building roads and tunnels for toy cars. And they'll use anything available, including building blocks and cardboard boxes, to complete their structures.
Sometimes they need a bridge to cross a deep gully or a wide river! This simple bridge is perfect for kids to make with a few craft sticks and some duct tape.
- duct tape
- craft sticks
- toy cars
1. Roll out a piece of duct tape, sticky side up. Secure it to the floor or table with clear tape.
2. Place craft sticks on the duct tape until you reach a desired length for your bridge.
3. Cut the duct tape. Fold over at the ends to make tabs so you can hold the bridge without sticking to it!
4. We used a deep plastic dish for the gully. Tape the tabs on the bridge to opposites sides of the gully.
5. Tape a cardboard ramp in place on each side as a roadway for the cars.
The bridge is strong enough to hold a toy car as it passes over the gully.
More ways to play!
- Draw and cut out trees or bushes to decorate the sides of the plastic dish.
- Add water to the dish to make a pond.
There are lots of different ways to use a duct tape bridge. Make a tunnel under a bridge using wooden blocks. We added a support in the middle so the bridge wouldn't droop!
What other possibilities can you imagine for your bridge?
from STEAM KIDS