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Have you ever stepped on a die cast vehicle? I have two kids who are wild about vehicles and often leave their cars scattered around the house. My purse, the bathroom counter, under my blanket – everywhere I look, I find another car. We needed a better storage solution for our kids’ cars, including their sweet new Fast & Furious toys from Walmart! I created a DIY traffic light storage system for kids made with wooden crates and a 3-cube organizer.
The first ever toy line for Fast & Furious is inspired by the movie’s real cars and characters! Jo and I found some of the toys at our local Walmart. Our kids love playing with the Fast & Furious™ Frozen Missile Attack deluxe scene playset and the Fast & Furious™ Basic Stunt Car with Tej Parker.
My six-year-old was occupied for an entire evening and it met his seal of approval: “This is REALLY cool!” While the kids are playing, you can create this simple DIY storage system for them!
You will need three 9″ wooden crates, a sanding block, one 3-cube organizer, and red, yellow and green spray paint. Sand down the wooden crates until they are smooth. Spray one crate red, another crate yellow, and the third crate green. Wait one hour, flip over and spray the bottoms of the crates.
Let your crates dry overnight. In the meantime, assemble your 3-cube storage shelf. You can set up your shelf either vertically or horizontally, if you have concerns about your children pulling full crates off of the shelf. If you decide to display your storage system vertically, anchor it to the wall to avoid any furniture tipping incidents. Our shelf will remain horizontal with each crate close to the floor until our kids are older.
When your crates are dry, create a game out of filling up the baskets with toy cars. The fastest vehicles can go in the green crate, and the slowest vehicles can fill up the red crate. You can also sort by size, vehicle type, or color to add an educational element. Hopefully the novelty of this new storage system will protect your feet from stepping on toy cars for a while! Fast & Furious fans, get excited. July 11th is the DVD release date of F8! Which Fast & Furious toy will you store in your new Traffic Light Storage System?