I get more questions about this little homemade car ramp than almost anything else on Snapchat (ps my username is K8_smallthings)!
When Justin and I were in California earlier this year, my parents flew down to stay with the boys at our house. And when we got home, we saw this little ramp that my dad had made for them!
And I’d by lying if I didn’t think to myself, “oh man, just another huge toy to store in about a week. . .” because my kids never really took to anything for a long time. Part of that is their age, of course, but a greater part is my negative nancy attitude sometimes.
But I was wrong. Way wrong. This is the most used toy in our house. By a long shot.
And it couldn’t be easier to make. In fact, I didn’t even make it but I can simply explain how to and you can do it yourself!
What you need:
A board (any length or width really). Ours is composite board so it’s lighter than solid wood
trim, this is only to “finish” the edges and also keep the cars from plummeting off the side of the bridge/ramp
a nail gun or glue
road tape (optional, but I think it gives it a nice finish!)
Have the trim cut to the right length at Home Depot, unless you have the tools you need at home. Then, attach it to the board and finish with road tape down the center!
We set it up on the couch and ottoman as a bridge, but mostly we use it as a ramp to send cars down and create big crashes at the bottom. David always runs to get his tow truck to help sort through the crash, while Luke just finds any other toy in reach to send down the ramp!
It’s been one of my favorite gifts for the boys and would be a really fun, homemade gift to make for a mom friend you know!
Another homerun with the boys: our playset!