October 29, 2007

House of Toys

So what do you play with when you don't have a lot of toys in your house? Yesterday my niece and nephew came over, and while I have a few children's toys, they are pretty lame. We soon improvised!

Tupperware and spice jars

Spice rack

Acorns from the back yard

They are designed for lining up!

Buttons

Voodoo toothpick holder

Corks

13 comments:

jiggs said...

i heart corks. one time we froze one in liquid nitrogen and when we hit it with a hammer, it disintegrated like a clod of dirt.

Marisa said...

i gave my neice a couple yoga bricks, DVD cases and plastic dishes. it rocked!

Think Frustrated said...

Corks. Jesus. That's a lot of corks. You can do a lot with those. You can make boats, throw 'em at someone's eye, etc.

Weary Hag said...

What a cute post. Hey listen, I have the same spice rack except my lids are white. Sooo, does this make us the Spice Girls or something? Egad.

My mom used to let us play with her tin full of buttons too. Some of those buttons were about 50 years old already when I was a kid. You wouldn't believe the details on the old buttons.

Just sayin.

Have a great week SG (which also stands for spice girl if you notice)

Kat said...

You could make kool-aid playdough. It's smells awesome!

jamwall said...

During X-mas I give the kids bags of glass. You can see all sorts of geometric shapes, light spectrums, it glistens, etc.

jamwall said...

Is that an empty carraway container in the spice rack?

Yum!

tuuna taco said...

We had a blast with all your "toys". Thanks for improvising! The bag of "their" toys I brought along didn't do the trick, they wanted something new I guess! I, of course, didn't get to play with any of these things because my kids were hogging them!

Scarlet Hip said...

All I ever needed was a TV. and a box of Count Chocula.

Pope Terry said...

I'll say this once, voodoo and small children dont mix, you show them one black magic spell and it all goes to shit trust me.

Bill said...

Good heavens - what a concept! Using imagination that isn't store-bought!

I wish more people would do this. There is just SO MUCH STUFF that can be dreamed if a child is given the slightest nudge.

Freewheel said...

Toys are never as appealing as grown-up stuff.

J said...

You do have a lot of corks. You are a very corky woman.

When my brother and I used to play at our grandparents', our favorite thing to do was take knitting needles and try to hide them in the nap of the carpet. Go figure.