How to Make Wooden Roads and Ramps for Toy Cars

Here’s how to make wooden roads and ramps for toy cars. This homemade toy is perfect for both indoor and outdoor play and is super easy to make! 

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 Such a fun homemade toy! Kids can move the boards to create all kinds of tracks for their toy cars! (How to Make Wooden Roads and Ramps for Toy Cars)~ Buggy and Buddy

My son’s most favorite toy in the world is Hot Wheels. I don’t think a day goes by where toy cars are not involved in his play. So Lucy and I decided to make Theo his own wooden toy car roads and ramps for his birthday! 

These wooden toy pieces were so easy to make and so so fun to play with! You can move them in any formation you’d like, creating ramps and roads to play with in just about any setting! (This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much for your continued support.)


How to Make Wooden Toy Car Ramps & Roads


  • 4 wooden boards (We used poplar boards measuring  36 in. x 3 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. from our local home improvement store.)
  • Black spray paint (We used this spray paint.)
  • Masking tape
  • Yellow paint (optional)

wooden boards for homemade ramp and roads


1. Use masking tape to mark off where you want your yellow road lines to be on your boards. 

2. With the masking tape still on, spray the entire board black and let it dry. (We did two coats.)

spray boards black

3. Once the paint has dried, remove the masking tape to reveal the wood-colored lines.

peel off the masking tape

You can leave it as is or continue to step 4.

homemade wooden ramps and roads for toy cars

4. Paint the lines yellow and let dry. (We painted ours by hand, but if you want them to be perfect, I’d recommend creating a stencil and using this spray paint for your lines.)

paint the lines yellow


Now you’re ready to play! 

how to make wooden roads for cars


Playing with the Wooden Car Ramp & Roads

We’ve been using our homemade roads for toy cars outside. Sometimes the kids prop them up onto some stumps in our back yard to make ramps. 

 homemade wooden ramps and roads for toy cars

They also love to set up a little track on the grass using the boards.

 homemade wooden ramps and roads for toy cars

I love that the kids can move the boards all on their own to create roads and ramps in any formation they’d like!

homemade wooden ramps and roads for toy cars

We are definitely loving our new outdoor toy, and Lucy especially loves that she was able to help make it for her little brother! 

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  1. These are great, Chelsea! Thanks so much for sharing at After School.

  2. My son would love this! I am pinning this in hopes of trying my hand at wooden roads this summer.

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  3. This is a great idea. My kids will love this at all ages. It might be easier to explain that these boards are marked as 1×4’s at the store even though they measure smaller.


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