Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day 12: Stacking Toy

Day 12

Months ago, while I was searching for PVC pipe crafts, I came across this fine motor skills game made by Just Dawnelle.  I figured Dexter would just love it, so I decided to make it myself.  The best part was, I had all the supplies in the garage, so it didn't cost me a thing except time and frustration. 

I started off with this piece of wood.  It was a fine piece of wood and would have done exactly what I needed it to had I drilled my holes properly.  However, because I tend to make things difficult, this project took me twice as long as it should have.  I pre-drilled my holes but I used the wrong size drill bit.  This meant that when I drilled the screws in, my board split.  It wasn't a terrible split, I figured once I got done I would put some glue on it and put it in the vice to let it dry.  

And then Dexter got ahold of it.  He had it for all of 5 minutes when the whole board split in two.  Back to the drawing boards I went.  I had to go find another board from the garage, I had to ask Matt to help me get the right drill bit, I had to re-drill my holes.  It was exhausting.

But in the long run, I was really happy with how it came out.  I wrapped everything in washi tape like Dawnelle did and because everything should have washi on it.

You will also notice that my PVC pipe rings aren't uniform in size.  I did that on purpose.  I wanted them to be different.  I will be cutting a second set of each of them in different sizes also.  I think this will be a great way for us to start working on our colors and another cute little play toy for him to have in his room.

Day 12 is over and done.

To check out the other days in this series:
Day 1                          Day 6                 Day 11
Day 2                          Day 7
Day 3                          Day 8
Day 4                          Day 9
Day 5                          Day 10

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1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I really like it: I'll ask my hubby to make one for my baby girl (7 months). As now I', gonna pin it!


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