Friday, December 21, 2012

5 Best Toys of All Time!

Just in case you needed some awesome gift ideas for kids I give you...

The 5 Best Toys of All Time

Best Toy #1
What's brown and sticky?

A stick!

Works great as a poker, a digger or a back scratcher.
Can also be used as a sword, a magic wand, and, if you have 2 rather large sticks, you've got yourself a pair of crutches!

But if your gift recipient lacks imagination, you might want to include this  

Best Toy #2

The bigger the better when it comes to boxes, in my opinion.
They can instantly become forts, race cars, a treasure chest, and even a jail.

They also make great robot suits as shown here by my son last Christmas:

Stick this Box User Manual inside and the possibilities are limitless:

Best Toy #3

Given alone the recipient can stay busy for hours playing Cat's Cradle and lots of other string games found in this book:

The clever child may prefer to tie their string to a stick and do some fishing or tie up their little brother and throw them in Box Jail.
They could even snag a couple of cans, tie them to each end of the string and make a telephone! 

 Can you hear me now?

Best Toy #4
 Cardboard Tube

Oh, the many sizes and possibilities of the cardboard tube.

I like the toilet paper roll tubes - instant Binoculars!
And what's that?
Another use of string?

Or the paper towel tube for a telescope or to make a unicorn horn for your head.

Or as a trumpet to yell,
"Doo doo da doo da doo, charge!"

But the big gift wrap tube is the coolest!
I used to use mine to make arm casts.

Like sticks, the big tubes also make great swords.
With a lot less potential for damage to your house or other people.

Best Toy #5
Rubber Band

My son loves to play with rubber bands!
You can wrap lots of them together to make a ball, which, when combined with any of the above Best Toys, you could have fun forever!

Bigger rubber bands can be used for Cat's Cradle when string is not readily available.
Medium size rubber bands make great slingshots or handcuffs.

And if you have several rubber bands, a long cardboard tube and a medium size box you could make this:

 Did you notice the little plastic guitar pick?
That's a 'gift with purchase' when you buy a loaf of bread at the store!

Want to know my favorite part about the 5 Best Gifts of All Time?

Batteries and assembly NOT required!

À la vie et à l'amour

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