This project’s goal: do it as cheap and quickly as possible! So pardon it for not being too pretty! I wanted to make a ramp of different textures like the one at our local science center. I thought about it off and on, never really finding a good solution. The most important thing (after price and ease) was that it not take up much room. Everything I had already around the house except the microfiber mitt. So in a way, this project was just a $1, but not really. I will refer to it as a “Dollar Store Textures Ramp” because you could easily get any extra materials you need there!
So, here is what I did for a quick textures ramp.
- Started with a cookie sheet for convenience
- Trimmed four different textures to size. The only thing I bought was a microfiber mitt; one side is the one on the left with all the scrubby parts; another is the middle
- The 2nd and 4th sections are rough sandpaper and bubble wrap (that I already had)
- The final section is simple brown cardstock with some mini popsicle sticks glued on top
- Finally, I used some pipe insulation, cut it in quarters and glued each piece down between the “lanes” of textures
- Gave him a few cars to test and race!
This was used with our 13 Car Tot Trays & Activities.