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Choo choo! All of my kiddos have loved Thomas the Tank Engine at one point or another in their lives. To tell you the truth, I loved watching it when I was a kid, too! So recently, when we had the opportunity to partner with Thomas & Friends™ to create this post, I knew they would be so excited!
I decided to create our own little island of Sodor for the kids to play with their new Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets. But to tell you the truth, I wasn’t really interested in having a big, permanent train table, like you see around so often. The kids’ playroom is small, and we try not to keep too many toys in their bedrooms or the rest of the house in general. At the same time, we had just recently gotten a furniture delivery, so we had a lot of extra large pieces of cardboard laying around. With Earth Day coming up, I felt like repurposing some of that cardboard for our own version of the Island of Sodor would just be the thing to do!
I was originally planning to use four other pieces of cardboard we had to add legs to this top piece and actually make it a table. But when I put them on, the table was really unstable. I was worried that the trains would just fall right off with it being unstable like that. To make this super kid-friendly and accessible, we just placed our Island of Sodor directly on the floor! Thomas & Friends™ didn’t seem to mind. 😉
After we set it all up, Cranky the Crane quickly became a favorite too. He is so fun with his little magnetic piece to lift up the loads from Bulstrode the Boat! He also connects to any other Thomas & Friends™ Wood product, so it was easy to integrate him into our home-made Sodor.