Creating an Outdoor Learning Space-- made it by screwing various metal objects to a wood pallet ($0 from a scrap pile). We again used the old pieces that were rescued from the broken xylophone. We also used some jello molds (4 for $0.50 each at Goodwill), and an old muffin tin ($0 had on hand already, originally purchased from Dollar Tree for $1). We used a couple teacup hooks to hold up two wooden spoons ($0 had on hand) for the children to make music with.
EBOOK This terrific 1st volume helps parents of young children to enjoy creating home made wood working toys & gifts. Useful items can be made easily w/ simple tools. Mrs. M leads you through the ten projects with easy to read instructions & photographs. The projects include Waldorf type items such as the log holder horse, used to hold mid sized limbs for easy sawing, candle holders, gnome houses, sewing toy, log pieces for creative free play, a bow w/ fingerknitted string, and more.
A child turning one, very much in the first plane of development is looking for hands on, real life experiences. Toys that make sense. Toys that are natural and provide a sensory experience. Toys that capture their imagination and help strengthen their concentration. The items that I have included in...
Cut various shapes out of a cardboard box in this easy (and cheap!) shape sorter #craft for your toddler! http://www.parents.com/holiday/christmas/crafts/genius-and-fun-crafts-to-make-with-leftover-boxes/?socsrc=pmmpin130624cShapeSorterBox