Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jacob's ladder toy

I remember when I was a kid my dad made us a Jacob's ladder toy. I always remember it being a pretty cool toy to play with. The other day as I was flipping through my daughter's board book with her I got an idea. I wanted to make the toy with her book. One problem, I had no idea how to do it. I asked my dad but he couldn't remember either. Neither of us new what the toy was really called. We always just called it a flipflop toy. After doing a little research my parents found what I was looking for, a Jacob's ladder wooden toy. Well I cut my daughter's book apart and starting putting it together.

Here is K playing with it. He had a lot of fun with it. This was just practice I need to use something stronger than ribbon and find a way to reinforce the straps better.


Des said...

This is so cute! I loved these as a child. I've also seen wallets with the same concept, which is sweet.

Space Oddities said...

what a great idea!