DIY Hot Wheels Shelf {Giveaway}

My Boy Lives Life In the Fast Lane

When I was pregnant with my 2nd child, I already had a boy, so I sort of new what to expect, but was not fully prepared for what would turn out to be my middle son!

From the age of 5 months old, he was army crawling, at 7 months, he was cruising, and from the first time he rolled over he was after anything with wheels. I remember him army crawling to a Hot Wheels car that belonged to his brother, smacking his hand on it and pushing it back and forth. He hasn’t outgrown this love for Hot Wheels cars since!

Every occasion that comes up, my Hot Wheels loving boy asks us for “cars, cars, and more cars” for his gifts. Everyone knows to get him Hot Wheels. We counted them once, and at that time he had over 300 of them. I asked how many more he wanted, he said when he gets to a “million billionty”, that would be enough. That sounds like a lot.

With around 500 cars currently, he sometimes forgets which ones he has and sometimes his favourites aren’t easy to find, so we made a DIY Hot Wheels Shelf for some of them:
Hot wheels car shelves
When he is home, he likes playing with his cars. However, when we are out waiting at an office, getting him to sit still is nearly impossible. He is a mover and is always on the go, so staying in one place is really hard.

I usually bring his iPhone with us, so he can play some games and that helps keep him still for a little while. He always says he wants to be a race car driver. That is why a new app that we have discovered is just perfect for him! The app is called Hot Wheels Showdown app.

Every time he gets a new Hot Wheel Car in the package we can scan the QR Code, and it will add to his collection, and then he can use that car in a race!

This very cool app has 36 different tracks and hundreds of Hot Wheels cars. Once you have a car in your collection, you can race it anytime, anywhere! This may even help them to find new favourites in their current collection or remember that forgotten car they don’t play with anymore!

I also think it’s cool that with the new Hot Wheels Showdown app, I can work with my son to create a huge collection of awesome cars. That is his passion, and we can race together, since we both like racing and trying to beat each other!

If you want his app:

  1. Download the free Hot Wheels Showdown App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Scan the QR code on the back of a Hot Wheels car pack – you don’t have to have a Hot Wheels pack to get started, but it sure does add to the fun.
  3. Your little ones are now ready to start virtually competing with their car in high-octane races!

This month, as part of the Play Advocate program, we are going to be giving away a
Little People® Animal Friends Farm!

Shari says: “All 3 of my boys loved this Farm. It was also instrumental in the boys speech therapy and used by their therapists in therapy sessions! This is a classic toy that can be used for so many things for your little one!”

Amanda says: “Both of my children loved playing with our Little People Animals Friends Farm. It was a standard toy in our home that was used on a daily basis for many years. This is now one of the toys that I have kept in a special place for when our younger family members and friends come over to play. My Mom kept my Fisher Price Farm and I love the fact that my kids play with it when they visit her house.”

A Little People® Animal Friends Farm Giveaway!
Prize: A Little People® Animal Friends Farm (valued at ~$39.99)
Open to: Canadian Residents residing outside of QC
Giveaway Ends: April 27, 2015, 11:59pm ET

If you would like to read more about Shari and her three boys, please feel free to visit her blog, The Knit Wit by Shair.
We are a member of the Mattel Play Advocates program. As a member, we receive various perks, however our opinions are never influenced in any way.

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78 Responses to DIY Hot Wheels Shelf {Giveaway}

  1. Andrea Amy says:

    My youngest 2 children LOVE the Little People toys. My “sensory” son is 6 and right now he’s been playing with the Little People Super Friends figures that we have. He has them lined up on the window ledge in the living room and if one of his brothers tries to touch them he has a major melt down. He loves his Little People 🙂

  2. Pam Wood Humphrey says:

    I adored the record player. I would listen to it for hours.

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    My girls when they were little had the Little People house and a ton of Little People, I remember having the bus and the school house!!

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    I loved the Little People Farm and Schoolhouse when I was little.

  5. Lisa Marie F says:

    I went to the toy store yesterday to buy Little People SuperHeroes and they didn’t have them. 🙁 I know my boy would love them! I remember using the Little People school house and farm as a kid!

  6. Heidi C. says:

    My little guys love their Fisher Price record player!

  7. fossie55 says:

    My kids loved the stacking rings and the record player.
    Florence C

  8. Carey Hurst says:

    Mine was the real old tree house, man I so wish I had that still to pass on to my toddler .

  9. Dayna Wilson says:

    My favourite was the school bus…my daughter’s favourite is the playground with the slide, she got it for her first birthday and she loooves it.

  10. elizamatt says:

    My children all loved the farm and played with it for hours. We did have quite a lot of Fisher Price toys, they also loved the phone when they were very small.

  11. Michelle says:

    My boys just bought my daughter little people princess set. She loves it!

  12. renee chapman says:

    oh i loved the farm but also the school bus 🙂

  13. Andrea says:

    I loved the farm and the school house!

  14. Brandee H says:

    My son has a vintage train and people which we still play with. He also has a Little People Batman and Joker which get played with a lot.

  15. UglyMummy says:

    my kids love the school bus and little people klip klop characters

  16. kristen visser says:

    I loved the activity center! my daughter loves the Fisher Price car

  17. Amy says:

    My favourite was the record player.

  18. Carol Denny says:

    The farm and the school bus were favorites

  19. ajnernberg says:

    The favourites in our home were the telephone and plastic shapes in ball puzzle. Thanks for sponsoring this child-friendly giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  20. mckim says:

    My grandson has a school bus that he likes to play with.

  21. Darlene Schuller says:

    I always liked the Barn.

  22. Marty C. says:

    Fun Sounds Farm. It was a gift from Grandma, and a year later, the kiddo is still playing with it. That’s staying power 🙂

  23. Julie G. says:

    We have an old Western Town that the grandkids have a lot of fun with.

  24. kristen sowko says:

    My son LOVES Little People!!!

  25. Tricia Hope says:

    My daghter loved the Little People Bus!

  26. jonnieh says:

    I loved the barn yard when I was a kid

  27. Jenny Major says:

    my son loves playing with his little people

  28. lisa bolduc says:

    he has a cow that he got from his cousin. he is obsessed with cows, he moos about 70 times a day!

  29. Jenness Mills says:

    My son has the little people fire station which he loves!

  30. Carole Dube says:

    The school bus!

  31. Melissa Cunningham says:

    The littleprole riding stable

  32. Darwin says:

    My son loves the Little people barn.

  33. kam77 says:

    My little girl loves her Little People airplane!

  34. Sunshine g says:

    She loves to use her Little People figures as audience members for storytime.

  35. Stephanie La Plante says:

    Little People Garage!

  36. Krista Miller says:

    My favorite as a child was the Little People school house with merry go-round and the school bus.

  37. tatertot374 says:

    They love the little people barn. thank you

  38. Gillian Morgan says:

    Sophie loves the barn. She plays with it every time she goes to Leap into learning.

  39. Barb W says:

    The farm!

  40. Elva Roberts says:

    I think the City Skyway is my favorite.

  41. Brittney House says:

    My niece loves the Little people barn.

  42. Joni Dolniak says:

    The Little People Barn is number one.

  43. kathy downey says:

    I love The farm!

  44. Silvia D says:

    The favourite is the Barn and school bus.

  45. Betty Spry says:

    we love the school bus. small enough to take everywhere

  46. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    Ours like the Klip Klop horses

  47. Cheryl says:

    My son loves his smart stages chair

  48. Juliee Fitze says:

    My granddaughter likes her school bus with her little people.

  49. Tiffany Steadman-Collins says:

    I loved the school house:) Nothing was better then playing school with my sister when we were younger:)

  50. pi75 says:

    Definitely want to start baby off with some solid toys!

  51. Jennifer lo says:

    This is really cool, I should do this to put all the skylanders, Amibo and disney figures for the video game.

  52. julie_bolduc says:

    My favorite fisher price toy was the record player

  53. favgreen says:

    My godson loved his school bus with little people….

  54. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    I fondly remember the Fisher Price Little People Farm. My brother and I played with it for hours and hours! I wished I had saved it for my children. My son is at the perfect age to start his own Little People collection! Thanks for the chance.

  55. Monika M says:

    My son has a huge hot wheels collection to but he is not that interested in them anymore 🙁

  56. Karine says:

    My nephews have one that it’s in a tree that is really nice and they really like it!

  57. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    my nephew loves them

  58. Tanis says:

    My son has the yellow chair that was on the top of the toy list last year! I can’t remember the name of it!

  59. I’m sure that my kids know all the peoples names but to me they’re just “things I trip over”.We have the farm so I’ll say those animals. Would love to gift this to my niece.

    P.S. I clicked “I did it” by mistake before I clicked over to your Facebook page but I DID GO THERE and even commented (

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  60. Monique Rizzo says:

    The amusement park is my daughters fave.

  61. Maegan Morin says:

    My daughter has this awesome Little People doll house its big and fun and my kids love all the fun sounds it makes.

  62. eleanor says:

    My son likes the school bus

  63. EllieSunshine says:

    My son loves his Little People hospital.

  64. mags says:

    i used to play with little people..hope my newborn would love it when she grows up!

  65. Susan Chester says:

    The Little People Airplane was my favorite.

  66. dorcontest says:

    The farm and all the animals 🙂 🙂

  67. Nicolthe pickle says:

    My daughter loves the little people princess castle and the princess.

  68. Sweet Panda says:

    My kids love the Little People® City Skyway

  69. Elva Roberts says:

    Preparing your child for Kindergarten–Getting books aboutKkindergarten for your chils to read. I think this is a wonderful and innovative way to let your child read about how Kindegartens run and read it for him/her self .I would not have thought of this idea. I am quite sure there are many little books for these little ones to prepare them for this new step in their lives.

  70. jamie lynn says:

    love the llittle people airplane

  71. Erica Carnes says:

    The klip klop horses are fun.

  72. lynnclayton says:


  73. tinareynolds says:

    The airplane is a huge hit with my kiddo

  74. amy deeter says:

    my favorite is defiantly the barn

  75. Cynthia Dawson says:

    My daughter has the Little people airplane and loves it!

  76. Vikki Billings says:

    I always loved the little people airplane and that was my son’s favorite also.

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