I don’t know about you, but as the mom to two young boys I find packing them for a vacation to be difficult. The basic necessities don’t present the problem, it’s the toys. I tried giving them a choice of toys to bring on a trip and it always gets out of a control. They try to cram everything they own into their backpacks ultimately exceeding all our weight and size constraints. But these cool new road and rail tapes from InRoad Toys are the answer to my calls for help!
It’s one of those simple toy ideas that will make you wonder why you didn’t think of it first. Basically PlayTape is a roll of tape about the size of a roll of duck tape that is pre-printed with your choice of a road or rail road track pattern. The tape is specially designed to stick to any flat surface, repositionable and easily removed with no residue.
My six year old designed and created his own roadway. The tape is easy to tear or cut for a straighter edge, so he embraced the independence and the game set up was fun in and of itself. We used the tape on an outdoor sisal rug on a covered, outdoor patio and it worked fabulously. It remained in place for the 3 days that the boys needed to play and left no sticky areas when removed. It did pick up some carpet fibers and dirt so we didn’t try to clean and reuse after our holiday.
InRoad Toys makes several different types of PlayTape that you can buy either directly from their website or at a specialty toy or gift shop listed on their retail partners web page. Simply pick between two designs (road or rail), width options (2 foot or 4 foot) and length options (30 or 60 foot) with pricing ranging from $8 to $13.
I think this is the perfect vacation surprise for your littlest car or train lovers. Whether it’s a trip to a beach house, hotel room or simply grandma’s house, sometimes you want to pack simply yet let the kids have big fun. Now you can take a roll and PlayTape and just fill a bag with your kiddos favorite small cars or trains.
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