Those of you with little ones, are going to LOVE this guy. Handmade and Homemade toys are second nature to this artist. I’ve never seen so many great homemade toy ideas! It only makes sense he would have his own book. If you’re interested in a book with homemade toys, then this is it! If you click on the photo, it should take you straight to Amazon.
Not only was I excited to find his blog, but I was thrilled to learn he’s from my neck of the woods. Portland! It makes sense though. It’s very common for parents in Portland to take an Eco approach to parenting. Handmade when possible and a strong direction to infuse creativity and art into pretty much everything.
We’re famous in these parts of using “garbage’ to create art projects with ……….like boxes. Why not make an indoor aquarium, complete with movable fish. He keeps his children entertained daily with all of his creations. What lucky lucky children.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or require a bunch of materials to create imaginary play. This below is brilliant. You could use paper or fabric. And for the paper clip puppets……..love those!
Now this one takes a bit more skill to shape your wood pieces. My son would have LOVED this toy. The possibilities are endless.
This sliding disc toy will teach children all kinds of stuff. All you need is a printer and some scissors………because he’s got a free printable for you on his site. Just click on the photo.
I’d like to be on this guys Christmas list. He makes ALL handmade gifts. He embroidered these darling tee’s for all the children on his list. He first asked their parents what they were really into and designed it around their answer. Now that’s a gift. Love the boxes too.
If you have consumer overload………and really who doesn’t……this site is perfect for coming up with simple and creative ways to entertain your children. I think he’s having a pretty good time too.
Enjoy! Make sure to visit him, he’s got A LOT more on his site.
More stuff to inspire you.