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Train tracks

Get on track and see who drives the fastest train with this colourful playground game.

Resene Ground Games with Mark Rayner - Project 09

You will need: Area of concrete approx 3m x 3m (prepped first with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and then waterblasted), artists' brushes, duct tape, length of plastic hose, paintbrushes (including artists' brushes, paint tray and roller, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Lumbersider tinted to the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Havoc, Resene Korma, Resene Lochmara, Resene Nero, Resene San Felix, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Trinidad and Resene Turbo, Resene Multishield+ satin (now Resene Concrete Clear), scissors, string, tape measure.

To get the look: To make sure the game is fair, cut each piece of string to exactly the same length.

More ideas for play: This ground game also makes a great racing track for large toy cars and trucks.

Learn how to play

Step 1
Step one
Use duct tape to mark out a square approx 3m x 3m and apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer within the square. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2
Step two
Use the length of hose to make a wavy line diagonally through the square and paint one half with Resene Tree Frog. Remove the hose, and paint the other half with Resene San Felix. Allow to dry for two hours and apply a second coat. Remove the duct tape before the last coat dries.
Step 3
Step three
Cut a length of string approximately 4.9m long and tape across the painted square, as shown, following the direction of the first 'train track'. Using the string as a central guide, paint a band approximately 20cm wide, using Resene Turbo and then carefully remove the string. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 4
Step four
Repeat step three to paint the other 'train tracks' using Resene Havoc, Resene Lochmara and Resene Trinidad, allowing each colour to dry for two hours. Apply a second coat of colour to each track and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 5
Step five
Paint sleepers across each track using two coats of Resene Nero, as shown, and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the houses with two coats of Resene Alabaster (walls), Resene Havoc (roof), Resene Turbo (windows). Resene Lochmara (door) and Resene Nero (outlines) and paint the tunnels with two coats of Resene Korma and Resene Nero. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint the sheep with two coats of Resene Alabaster and Resene Nero and paint the cows with two coats of Resene Alabaster, Resene Korma and Resene Nero. Paint around a large 'S' shape at the start of each train track using two coats of Resene Nero. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Multishield+ satin (now Resene Concrete Clear) to the entire ground game, allowing two hours for each coat to dry, and wait 48 hours before playing the game.

How to play

Number of players: Up to 4.

Additional equipment: None required.

How to play: Each player has to move along the train track, walking 'heel to toe' as quickly as they can. The first one to reach the end of the track is the winner.

Direction of play

Direction of play

Project #9 Game Board

Train Tracks game board
Measurements: Square is 3m wide x 3m high

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