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Project by souichiro posted 01-06-2011 05:09 AM 1312 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet some more Christmas gifts this year. These are shape/color matching games for little nieces and nephews. I tried to cut the shape out of stock, much like a spindle, or a roll of cookies :) And then just “slice” the blocks from the shape. This worked ok, but I learned that next time I will need to make a jig to hold the stock in place. Because any small movement makes the shapes not stack perfectly, and the gap becomes pretty apparent. Anyway, I’m not sure if they liked them or not, I haven’t heard back yet….but I know that my kids sure liked them while they were in the house curing up. LOL.

Fun project for anyone interested though. Not much work at all, and there are so many possibilities with this one. I got the idea form a picture that I saw on the web.

-- Dale, Oregon





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patron

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 05:14 AM

bet the kids love them
as they are

i mean
when did we complain
about the quality
of the mud
we played in

nice game !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 05:17 AM

I really like this project! I wanted to make one like this for my son but never got around to it and I think he is just a little to old for it now. I may make one any way.
I love all of your toys!
MrsN

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 03:09 PM

This is a really nice idea! It is a great toy for kids who are 2-3 years old. They love to stack and to dump and refill. It is a solid wood item that is hard to come by these days in the world of cheap plastic. And if a piece gets lost, uncle can make a replacement! ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Bob, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 10:39 PM

Nice one, Dale! I’m going to have to try that one too. As you say, that should be a simple and quick one. Thanks for the idea!

-- 73, Bob

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 06:20 AM

Do you make Montessori work? -Those look really good. I heard that there is a fair market for them in the homeschooling circuit – you should check it out!

-- christine

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