In a world where consumerism has gone a little crazy, it’s nice to jump off that bandwagon and get back to simpler things.
It’s so easy to make toys and activities to keep your kids amused. Recycle things you have around the house to make it cost effective and eco-friendly. Check out these ideas and have a go!
Elephant Feet. With some tin cans, paint and stretchy cord, make these cool elephant feet! Excellent for co-ordination and balance. Tutorial at Martha Stewart.
Sock Snake. Finally, a way to use up all those socks without a partner! Super cute. When the kids grow out of it, use it as a draught stopper. Find the tutorial here.
Washer Necklaces. The amazing Kelly at Be a Fun Mum has this funky idea to make necklaces from washers. Find out how on her blog.
Close Your Clothes Book. A gorgeous idea for the sewers. You upcycle old clothes into a book which also helps your child learn how to do buckles, zippers and these thingys. Check out the whole book at Forty Two Roads blog.
Cardboard Box Town. Genius from Anna at The Imagination Tree. Grab an big box and get handy with the felt pen to make this cool play scene. I love that the toys stay inside the box! Find out how at the blog post.
Have you ever made toys for your kids? Tell us all about it.
Get inspired ……
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