Friday, October 10, 2008

Photostory Friday - DIY Toys

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



When we were growing up, my father always managed to setup some crazy "toy" out of the most mundane things he found around the house. One time, it was with two huge telephone cable wheels he found outside the house (dumped by the roadside somewhere).

He hasn't lost the art of making something out of nothing. This morning, Aaron was treated to these "railway tracks" for Thomas, Percy and Dennis. They definitely had fun with this!







After the setup shown in the photos, they managed to rig it so that the track was like a see saw and would tip downwards as the little engines climbed over the pivot point. By then, I was joining in the fun and didn't want to play photographer anymore :)

20 comments:

Cecily R said...

Now that is GENIUS! Your dad sounds like a KICKIN' Grandpa!!

LOVE the pics and LOVE that you decided to play instead of take more!

Alexandria said...

Great pictures!!

Mom24 said...

So much fun, and so great to encourage their creativity in such a fun way.

AVT Coach said...

Very cool for hours of fun!!! Will last a long time!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh how fun. I think Grandpa gets bonus points for THAt! I love these shots Amanda!

Chris said...

That is great. The picture are very good, and grandpas are the coolest.
We used to play on those old telephone wire spools too. Great fun.

Kelly said...

don't you love seeing their imaginations come to life?!?
happy PSF!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

man- my dad was the same way - i Wish my kids could have seen the stuff I had when I was a kid!

Brenda said...

What a great Grandpa! I'm sure he had hours of fun with that.

beth said...

Found toys are the best!!

Mike said...

It's the refrigerator box syndrome.

Rachel said...

I love it!!! Great job, Grandpa!!

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Corey~living and loving said...

Totally cool. so much of the world has losted it's creativity. It is fun to see.
happy PSF!

CrackerJacks said...

How very cool! Grandpa's are the best at playing and you sure have a creative one!

Anonymous said...

how many trains does Aaron have now?

Maggie May said...

Grandpas are good at doing things like that. Looked good fun.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh that looks like fun. Toys out of non-toys end up being the most fun.

Weeksie50 said...

What a fun G-pa your son has..
It looks like he had a blast..

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Sometimes the best toys are the ones created on the spot! looks like a blast!

Susie said...

Now that is inventive! What a cool Grandpa!