This is the first toy I have made exclusively with my son in mind. Kids have it rough; their days are filled with bumps, cuts, bruises, and other kids coughing in their faces (not that they are any the wiser). It seemed to us that our 4-year old and the ice pack had become best friends. So when I saw IkatBag’s “Owie Doll” pattern, I thought that would a perfect doll to commiserate with the forever-bruised. Continue reading Arjun, the Owie Doll
Brainwave when I saw the filler eggs at Shopper’s — why not fill a couple special eggs with fluffy chickies? I had visions of the little ones running around cheeping with these long after the candy was gone.
Here is a fun way to teach practical addition, subtraction and simple multiplication, and build familiarity with currency: making your own supermarket. It also makes for a fun evening activity as the kids are involved in making the props.
Who doesn’t wish they had toys like this as kids? Here are Madame Sow and her nursing piglets, posing for a family shot. They are soft and fluffy, Mrs. Sow serves as a bouncy pillow, and – best of all – Mrs Sow is a birthing and lactating pig.
When I saw this pattern from Continue reading Pig and piglets
I’ve had the Waldorf-inspired “Creative Play for your Toddler” since before my older child turned two, and would often leaf through its beautiful projects for inspiration: felt animal finger puppets, cloth dolls, tumbling men, crowns and capes, to name a few. While the skills required may seem daunting as you’re starting out to craft, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in making toys for their children. The hobby horse has been long overdue, and it’s great that my kids are as excited about the prospect of a horsie as ever.