Speedy Fun On The Go

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Calling all racing fans! Start your engines because I have a fun activity to keep your kids busy this season. Your little ones will love racing cars on their own race track while you watch the race on tv. This DIY travel case and race track for toy cars is also perfect for on the go play! It’s great for the plane, Grandma’s house, or wherever you may find yourself over the next few months!

Don’t forget to pack the Advil®, too, because it’ll come in handy for headaches and any other aches and pains that come your way, whether it’s tension headaches from all the race day excitement, muscle aches from bringing all of those heavy Christmas boxes down from the attic or the headaches that come from dealing with the in-laws ;) I keep a bottle of Advil® Film-Coated tablets in my purse so I’m never without it!

Materials needed:

  • Empty Wipes Case
  • Black Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Glue Stick
  • Construction Paper
  • Toy Cars
  • Road Signs (Optional)
  • Cutout Letters (Optional)

Directions to make the track:

  • Cut a paper plate in half
  • Cut around the plate, taking off the raised rim
  • Cut a small half circle shape out of the plate to make a wide upside down “u” shape
  • Repeat the previous steps to make multiple pieces of track

You can use construction paper to cover up the images on the baby wipe container and even add letters if you’d like to. I chose to add the word “cars” to the top of the case.

Fill the box with cars, track pieces and road signs. If you have some race flags that would be a fun addition, too!

So now that you have something to keep the kids busy have you thought about what will keep you going on race day and beyond? For aches and pains you’ll want to have Advil® Film-Coated tablets. The Rapid Release Formula goes to work in minutes on tough pain* like headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, and aches and pains associated with the common cold. You’ll want this fast acting medicine so you don’t have to miss out on all the race day fun, like racing cars on the homemade race track with your kids. Don’t miss these precious moments because you are in pain!

You can find Advil® Film-Coated tablets, along with everything you need to make your race track, at your local Walmart. Before you shop make sure to grab this coupon for $3 off!

Race fans will also want to make sure to watch Ty Dillon in car #95 at the race in Miami on November 20th. It’s going to be a great race!

Do your little ones love racing cars? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@aliciamarie112). I’d love to hear about your family’s race day fun!

*Among OTC pain relievers.


  1. That track is such a cool idea! My son used to love playing with toy cars, and I would make roads and parking lots with tape on the floor. I wish I would have thought to do something like this.

  2. My son is always been in the cars I wish I would’ve thought about making a paper plate road for him. That would’ve save me a whole bunch of money.

  3. Amy Desrosiers says

    This is so cute! I love that my children could help me to construct this craft too! #client

  4. What a cute idea!! I know that my son would love this, great to keep in the car for when you get stuck places.

  5. What a great way to build a track with something we already have on hand. Oh, and the Advil? I always have that on hand. Ha! Thanks for sharing

  6. Oh my gosh that’s brilliant! My son is way too old to play with cars anymore but now I wish he wasn’t! Super clever.

  7. I love that racetrack idea! There’s no need for expensive toys when the kids will appreciate the ones we’ve made so much more.

  8. What a clever idea. I’m going to show this to my sister in law for my nephews. I’m sure they will love it. They are big race fans.

  9. Becca Wilson says

    My son has so many cars that they just ended up in a bin. This is a really cool idea!

  10. Such a fun project! I know that those cars can be such a hassle to take with you anywhere even if you wanted to.

  11. My boys live for their cars and this would be something fun that we could do together. What an awesome DIY!

  12. Reesa Lewandowski says

    How fun is this? My son would love it and I would love the advil!

  13. So awesome! I’ve got a car loving boy, and we’re getting more into the races living in Indianapolis.

  14. What a cute idea!! I know that my son would love this when he was younger! Love it!

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is a perfect idea for my friends little guy. I will have to share it with her.

  16. Elizabeth Lampman says

    This is a fantastic idea. I will ave to get the supplies I need to make this on the weekend for my kids.

  17. I love to find ideas like this. I can not wait to give this a try with my Son.

  18. That’s such a cool way to make a mini race track! Great idea. Those Advil tablets really do come in handy!

  19. Always, advil is ready at hand always.

  20. Such a clever idea! Plus, you’ll need the Advil for all the racket they make with the cars! At least that’s how it is in my house!

  21. Brent Arceneaux says

    This would have been an awesome project when my son was younger. If he didn’t have a couple hundred toy cars, he didn’t have a single one.

  22. This is a great idea! I’ll definitely make this for my son! Thanks for sharing!

  23. This is so cute! What a fun craft for kids.

  24. I absolutely love this idea! Great way to keep the little ones busy on the road!

  25. Melissa @ the Staten Island family says

    First of all how crafty are you?!?!? I absolutely love that you created this from paper plates! We are totally going to try this DIY craft at home!! My son Is all about his race cars!

  26. My son is a car fanatic. I swear he has over 500 Hot Wheels cars alone. Kids tend to get bored when they go visiting so having something to do is a great idea.

  27. That is the MOST creative craft I’ve ever seen made from an empty wipes box. Wish I’d thought of that when my triplets were little, we went thru multiple boxes of those when they were in diapers.

  28. What a clever and cute idea! It is the perfect way to keep the kids occupied when you are on the go.

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