Buy now you can all. But this does not mean that you need to abandon home-made toys. Firstly, they are unique, secondly, this is originality and the ability to realize the wishes of the child, and thirdly, this is the minimum cost.
Another important aspect is the time spent with the child. Agree, tinkering a toy is much more interesting and more useful than sitting the baby in front of a monitor with cartoons.
For children – this is entertainment, the development of imagination and creative skills. One can not forget about creative thinking. Often, my daughter’s ideas delight me — I myself would never have thought of this.
In early childhood, these were unpretentious crafts – bracelets made of large beads for the development of fine motor skills, sorter of cardboard boxes and rattles of plastic bottles. Considering the fact that the baby’s interest in toys is fading away as quickly as it appears, saving money is rather big.
Our last child is a house for dolls. Daughter has long been asking to buy her a dollhouse. And when she saw this amazing structure at my work, her requests became stronger.
Buy a real house is not a problem, but unfortunately we have no place for it. We needed something compact, not a three-story construction. It was decided to try to make housing with their own hands. First of all, it’s free. Secondly, at any time you can throw it away and forget about it.
We used a large shoebox as a base. We hid its dull brown under the colorful wallpaper, which played the role of pages from magazines. We hung a pocket mirror on the wallpaper.
What pleases, we made a house. We did not plow under the motto – I and the tractor. My daughter was directly involved in almost everything – she picked up, cut and glued wallpaper, searched for interior items.
Interior, alas, we still have a little bit poor. This is an old sofa from a doll set, a bed (a bed and legs from kinder containers), a table from a designer, a trash can. Then my daughter decided that there was no wardrobe at home without cabinets and offered to make them out of boxes (from tea and cream). One for clothes and one for shoes, she said. Well, how to argue here?
In the future, we have continued construction – an add-on is planned in the form of several floors. There are already boxes, it remains to figure out how and from what to make the stairs. Recently, our guests were daughter’s girlfriends – they are in a wild delight from the house, and they beg mothers to do the same.
To be honest, my hands do not grow quite straight, and I didn’t believe to the last that we would get something worthwhile. But the child is pleased, and I have found faith in my strength. The following floors will certainly be even better. And now I view the surrounding objects from a position – and, maybe, they can be used for our house?
What toys do you make with children? Share interesting ideas!