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Imaginative Play “On the Fly”

I’m posting over at momtastic today on how to seize the moment for spontaneous fun.  Be sure to check it out for all the details on the above photo.

And when you’re done over there, come on back for more creative indoor play activities to add to your arsenal.  The lego ski resort and the colander sculpture are a dead tie for my favorite, you’ve gotta see them!

Just like the popular toddler sewing basket from Childhood 101, this Colander Sculpture at Tinker Lab promotes fine motor skills with bright and colorful materials.

How to Make a Catapult at ikat bag – because flinging stuff never gets old.

Tin Can Telephones at Made By Joel.  Leave it to Joel to remind us there’s a reason some activities have been around forever.

Lego Ski Resort at Last Minute Mel.  You really need to click through and see all the pics for yourself – I don’t have the words to aptly describe how cool this is.



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Last Minute Mel March 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

thanks so much for posting our Lego Ski Resort among all these inspiring ideas :)


Kickcan and Conkers March 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Hi Steph, just wanted to tell you that you won the Furze Chan paper puppet giveaway organised by Shak-Shuka. Can you send me your address please? Congratulations.


rachelle @ tinkerlab March 30, 2011 at 7:20 am

Hi Steph!!
Thanks for including us in this fabulous roundup! What an honor!!! I look forward to finding some new ideas here, an also covet that cardboard village lamp! Maybe I can convince my husband to build us one.


Megan August 31, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I found your site by clicking on a tower of cardboard houses I found on Pinterest and it led me here. Can you telle how to find the cardboard box tower?


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