|Project by dgom||posted 10-10-2012 07:37 PM||1041 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this toy as a gift for my youngest daughters 1st birthday.
At the nursery school we visited occasionally they had one of these, and my daughter liked to play with it very much. Since I had my paternity leave at that time I decided to make a similar one by myself to have something to do when my daughter took her daily noon nap.
The zebra has shaped holes in the sides where things can be pushed in. Then there is a rear hatch (red) which can be lifted up to take the things out again. The inside surface is slanted so that if e.g. round objects are pushed in, they roll towards the hatch.
I turned a recess in the wheels to be able to fit some thin rubber with glue so that the zebra does not ruin our wooden floors.
The wood species is pine. The seat, handles and wheels are treated with linseed oil. Other parts are painted with whatever paint I had at hand.
After one year of use the toy is still very popular!