Fun with Rolls

The last week of summer vacation was a little bit of a challenge in our family.

Everyone had been around each other just a little too long.

Arguements errupted for no reason, whining occurred at record amounts, and my patience was shot.

I knew I needed a project for the boys to work on so I scowered my house for ideas.

When I came across these fabric tubes in my guest room I was inspired.

Presenting..the Two Story Challenge

Using these tubes, get your hot wheels cars downstairs without using the steps.

And no, you may not throw your cars down.

After removing the fabric from the rolls, they got right to work.

A simple design was developed and executed using lots of duck tape


The tubes were taken apart at one point due to the two year stuffing objects at the top

Towels were placed at the bottom of the chute in order to protect the floor

A few hours into the challenge the basket was added

The basket was a necessary component to rest their weary legs

Eventually the picture was removed for fear of car and basket damage

If we ever need to get water from a well my kids are ready

This entertained my kids for three days! Obviously there were interuptions due to meals,  trips to the pool, and sports practices but listen to me when I say THREE DAYS!

There was even talk of adding a loop next time.

Go beg, borrow, or steal some fabric tubes from your local fabric store!

19 thoughts on “Fun with Rolls

  1. …and find some stairs! We have none IN our apartment (there are some stairs out the back, still indoors, in case of fire, and in case your furniture doesn’t fit in the elevator when you’re moving!). We do have a balcony and we’re on the third floor – hmmmm…. more fabric tubes would be necessary. That does look like a good time!

  2. I would have come over and played with them! I always played with my friend’s brother’s hot wheel track with the big looptyloop when I would go to her house. No wonder I like driving so much!

  3. What a great and brave idea! Good call on the towels to protect the hardwood, and I’m sure they had a fantastic day day at home 🙂

  4. It reminds me of the hours you and Colette would spend building the domino track. Then you would drop the ball and it was all over in 60 seconds. And then you would build it again….mom

  5. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday! Love your project!

    Come back on Thursday for more fun!! 🙂


  6. The heck with the kids, this seems like something my architect husband would do! (though he would probably want to build a lego support system ; ) Looks like that had a great time!

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