I was reading a post about handmade toys over at Angry chicken, (Thanks Shannon for the link) and started thinking about my own handmade toy making. Less talented than most, my creations often have the look of sad puppies.
But, since I’ve been on a “ saving everything in sight” kick recently, we have lots of “stuff” with which to make toys. And I’m amazed at how much my DS enjoys my rather, rough creations.
Paper towel and toilet paper roll marble run Empty dishwashing liquid squirt bottles Bent cardboard tents for little figures
My DS is more into accessories and has created the following:
Rocket pack for his Playmobil soldier
Airport control tower made with old modems and cords, and cheap airline headsets
Tow rope for his toy airplane
It seems fewer toys mean more creativity – duh! Maybe we won’t have to worry about toy shortages this Christmas…
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