4 years old

Tour de France Racing Bikes Craft


It is almost time for the Tour de France, so we are making our own little bicycle racing craft!  We wanted to make something really simple but sturdy that we could play with and make our own little racing roads to ride around.  

What you'll need to make Tour de France Racing Bikes and Roads Craft:
  • lolly sticks
  • buttons
  • pipe cleaners
  • Bostik Fine and Wide Glu Pen
  • or Bostik Glu Dots (if you're impatient like us)
  • black paper
  • scissors
  • white or yellow coloured pencils

We started by using the glue pen to stick two buttons to each end of a lolly stick to look like the two wheels of a bicycle.

Next we glued another lolly stick diagonally across the first one.  This will be the front bar of the bicycle as well as sort of a puppet stick to steer the bike along the road.

Finally we twisted a pipe cleaner around the top bar and bent it over at the ends to look like the handlebars of the bike.

We realised at this point that we would have to wait quite a while for the glue to dry, and we're not all that patient.  So we then did the whole process all over again, but this time using glue dots.  This way it was dry and ready to play with straight away!

Next we made our road by drawing a yellow oval shape all around a piece of black paper, and then another parallel to it to make a road.

I then used scissors to cut a line all along the middle of the road (this is the only step that Ivy couldn't do as I didn't want her to hurt herself with the sharp scissors that I was using like a blade.  After school when Ethan made his, he was able to do this step himself as well.)

Once our road was finished we were ready to race that bike all around it!

The children have both said that the love it, but we have to find a way to make a bigger track that they can both fit their bicycles on at the same time so that they can race against each other.  Any suggestions?

If you're too busy watching the Tour de France, then you can pin this idea for later:

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* This is a review post, we were sent a box of craft supplies from Bostik in order to make a craft and write this post, all opinions are our own.*

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