Remember our homemade advent Calendar?
Well, our son does.
Every time, I go downstairs with a load of laundry with him, we walk by the calendar because my hubby has not yet stored all our Christmas decorations in our garage. Each time we walk by it, he reaches and begs for it and I let him open and close the boxes for a few minutes. Last Friday, I told my hubby we needed to buy him boxes to play with or make him something similar to the advent calendar. Sunday after the “spiderman boots” incident and after our dogs had their nails clipped we went to the dollar store looking for more boxes similar to the ones used in our Christmas project and decided to make him a new toy with them.
He was happy with his toy and has been playing with the boxes since we gave it to him. Unfortunately, one of the dinosaurs didn’t make it; you can see it yourself in this video:
I am glad, I made this small toy for him, I know he will enjoy it and loved his reaction!
In the pictures below, you will see the materials we used to create this easy to do toddler toy and a step by step. This project took 2 hours to complete and cost $23. The price rapidly went up because of the cars, they were $2 each and the piece of wood was from a $3 puzzle, everything else cost $1.
- gather the materials you will need to complete the project
- start painting each box in the colors of your choice
- create the desired layout
- paint the piece of wood with the design and colors of your choice
- gather the toys you want to glue on top of the boxes
- put the glue on the toys
- press the toys on top of the box, so it glues well and let it dry for a couple of minutes
- get your little helper involved in the project and make sure to wash his hands after
- paint the piece of wood and let it dry 5 minutes
- glue the boxes to the piece of wood
- make sure everything is in place and dry
- these are a couple of pics of the project and how it looks from different angles. I took these pictures Sunday night and then took some more Monday afternoon to give you a good idea of how it looks. The light doesn’t always help but I think the pics came out great
Is anyone else making their own kid’s toys? I would love to see them
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