Nothing But Tape: Fast, Easy Indoor Race Car Track for Kids

This easy homemade indoor race car track is a game changer!

Winter days can seem insanely long when you have toddlers that are tired of being cooped up.

I remember feeling so desperate some days to just break through the monotony of being stuck inside.

Out of desperation, one day I grabbed a roll of masking tape sitting in our junk drawer.

Nothing but fun ensued!

Mom has lost her gourd, my boys were thinking to themselves as I unraveled the roll of tape and began lacing the carpeting and couch with it.

Come hill or high water, I was going to find a new way to play in the house and break these doldrums.

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Fast, Easy Indoor Race Car Track for Kids with Painters Tape or Masking Tape | Mommy Evolution

Fast, Easy Indoor Race Car Track for Kids

All you need to create a fantastic indoor race car track for your kids is a roll of painters tape and your imagination.

I started laying down the groundwork on the floor but quickly realized it would be fun to run the track up the couch.

What you don’t see in the pictures is that I looped the track past the couches, through the kitchen, under the dinner table and back behind the couches.

We even turned some of the spaces into a helipad as well as parking for Star Wars flight vehicles.

I mean, if you’re going to do it, you might as well go BIG, right?

Fast, Easy Indoor Race Car Track for Kids with Painters Tape or Masking Tape | Mommy Evolution

We even managed to sneak in some math by counting the cars and sorting them by color with all of the Match Box cars.

Nothing like making a game out of learning.


Honestly, I thought this would keep the boys occupied for a half hour at best.

I just wanted to do something different and out of the ordinary.

Instead, our track stayed down for the entire weekend. The boys didn’t stop moving for hours!

When Monday came, we lovingly said goodbye to our track.

Don’t worry, I promised the boys we would make the track another day and come up with some new ideas for creating it.

Hmmm. How to top this?

Hindsight is 20/20 of course.

Next time, grab painters tape, not masking tape.

The masking tape came up just find from the couch and carpeting for me.

However, it did leave a little bit of sticky residue behind on our wood floors in some places.


  1. I love this idea! I am always building tracks for my son: Train tracks or car tracks -next time I will try with tape on the floor!

  2. Masking tape tracks are our absolute favourite activity. My husband no longer bats an eye lid when he comes home and there is a car or train track marked out on the floor and sofa!

    1. LOL! Isn’t it funny how we get used to these scenes. I wonder what people without kids would think 😀

  3. Thanks for the warning about painters tape over masking tape – I had heard that some people experienced issues with wood splittering and have been afraid to try!
    We’d probably do doll house blueprints on the floor – or some sort of jumping game!

  4. This one totally gets you on the coolest mom list! What a great rainy day boredom buster!

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