1. Yarn: Use yarn to outline streets for toy cars. Roads can be as straight or as winding as you'd like.
2. Pinecones: "Plant" these trees along the edges of a street or in a park area.
3. Cardboard Tubes: Form toll bridges and tunnels with these easy-to-find tubes.
4. Tin Foil: Create lakes and rivers with flat pieces of tin foil.
5. Cardboard Boxes: Make buildings such as schools, banks and churches from small cardboard boxes.
6. Magazine Cut-Outs: Glue pictures from magazines onto small cardboard boxes to represent the type of buildings in the town. For example, glue a picture of a store or school onto a box.
7. Thread Spools: Set these in a park area, to use as tables.
8. Cotton Balls: Turn your town into a winter wonderland with fluffy puffs of cotton.
9. Popsicle Sticks: Great materials for building fences and bridges.
10. Kitchen Scale: Bring into play a small kitchen scale to use as a weigh station for the cars.
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