All across the United States, parents are getting ready for the summer and thinking about what they can improve around the house to make it more entertaining for their children out of school.
This summer, many lucky children will get to enjoy spending time in the backyard with their favorite toys thanks to the creativity of parents who figured out it was time to add a racetrack to their home amenities.
Building a racetrack may sound like a complicated project, but it only requires some digging and gathering materials for decoration. Essentially, parents who are into gardening or landscaping will certainly be able to handle this project; to a certain extent, it is similar to putting together an outdoor manger scene for the holidays.
The only requirement for this project is a backyard that features grass or soil. The first step is to measure an area that will be large enough for children to kneel down and play with toy cars and blocks. Then, a rough sketch of a looped racetrack should be drawn prior to digging; the idea is to create a design that children will enjoy playing around, so it is important to leave them space.
The shape of the track can be a classic figure-8, a simple loop, or a winding road. With larger backyards, creative parents can also build a sandpit in the center or small elevations that look like mountain roads. Tunnels and buildings can be made with construction materials.
Some of the most sophisticated backyard racetrack projects can also be used for playing with small remote control cars, particularly those that have wheels and chassis designed for the outdoors. In this case, small crash barriers can be created and placed on the side of the tracks so that the toy cars stay inside the course.