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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Climbing Toy

Make these fun climbing toys with your kids to keep them entertained this afternoon!
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

You will need an empty cereal box, markers, a drinking straw, a penny, yarn, and two beads.



Cut a panel off of the cereal box and have your child draw a character or animal on the back-side.
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

Cut two pieces off the straw (about 2 inches each) and tape those to the back of your child's drawing. Tape the penny just below it (see the picture below):
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

Cut a piece of yarn about 10 feet long (this can be cut shorter if you need to later). Fold the yarn in half and thread each end through one of the straws so the open ends are towards the bottom of your picture.
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

Tie a bead on each end of the yarn. This keeps the yarn from slipping through the straws.
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

Loop the fold of the yarn over a nail on the wall or an "over-the-door" hook.
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net

Have your child grab a bead in each hand and work their hands back and forth (like a sawing motion). The friction should make the picture start climbing up the string. It helps if your child pulls the strings away from each other slightly as the picture starts to climb. Once they get the hang of it, you can start having them race or time themselves.
Climbing toy @ whatilivefor.net
Thank you Housing a Forest for the fun idea! I’ll be linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club,Whatever Goes Wednesday,

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