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« on: December 02, 2008 07:55:21 AM »

My entry for this challenge is for a not quite two year old neighbor girl.  My grandchildren live far from me, so I have adopted this little girl as my surrogate granddaughter. 

I have made a few toys for her for when she was born, last Christmas, and her first birthday.  Her parents love the things that I make, so I decided that she needed something that will grow with her.

You always see the wire cube thingys in the doctor's office for kids to play with while they are waiting to see the doc.  So, I decided to try to duplicate one.  Well, it didn't work out quite like that, but this is my version.

I don't have any "in progress" pictures.  Once I started with it, I just did it.

I used stainless steel wire (dumb, I know) and colored beads for the top. 

The side on the left is magnetic, and for size reference, I used a pizza pan for the magnetic surface.  The side on the right is a maze that has dowels with knobs on each end to move through the various mazes.


In this view, the side on the left is solid wood painted with four coats of chalkboard paint, and the side on the right is a bunch of blocks with pictures on them.  I made the blocks and then drilled holes in them and threaded them onto a dowel rod with beads between to separate them.


I painted the whole thing in various colors of non toxic paint.  I hope she likes it.

I hope you like it as well.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 08:10:06 AM »

WOW!!  I wish my little girl had a surrogate Grandma like you!  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 08:17:28 AM »

That's fantastic!  What a wonderful idea!  I would have never thought to make one of those.
Definitely have my vote!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008 08:47:08 AM »

Oh my! You did a fantastic job. This is one of those toys that you keep to use with your children.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008 08:56:09 AM »

That is great...I may have to get my husband busy for our grand-son....
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008 10:21:35 AM »

WOW!!! Shocked You obviously put a lot of time into that and it shows! It is great; I am sure she will love it! I know my kids would. Wonderful job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008 11:21:30 AM »

very nice job!  I would have never of thought to make that.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008 12:43:20 PM »

This is so awesome.  You did a fabulous job, I never would have thought to create my own cube.  I will think of this in a few hours when I actually take my son to the dr for an appt.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008 01:10:25 PM »

No kids here, but my kitty would LOVE that!
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008 01:26:46 PM »

No kids here, but my kitty would LOVE that!

Yeah, I'm also working on a cat toy for my babies.  It has springs and knobs and feathers galore.
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