Homemade Toys

My wife and I have often remarked at how much joy we had as children doing creative things, such as making our own toys out of everyday stuff…rather than playing with toy ‘products.’  It seems like this isn’t done as much anymore, at least not here in wealthier (more consumer-driven countries).  While I do have some very fond memories of toy products, the specialness of creating something and then letting the imagination take over…well those are the memories to be cherished for a lifetime.

Arvind Gupta’s Do-It-Yourself “Toys from Trash” website reminded me of the kind of stuff we used to have a great time crafting and creating.  It’s broken down into categories, such as: Spinning Toys, Magic Miscellany, Air and Water, Flying Toys and of course the namesake category of Toys from Trash (which includes some pretty clever ideas).  His original focus is derived from a desire to provide children in poor countries with fun toys that inspire the imagination – and even educate along the way.

Published in: on May 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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