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Forum topic by iminmyshop posted 11-28-2014 08:15 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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iminmyshop

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11-28-2014 08:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: toys childrens toys gift

I’m looking for some suggestions for toys to make for a 4 year old girl. What I’m thinking is that at that age they are past pull toys and and maybe even starting to get bored with blocks. A special box to keep special things in works well for an older girl. A dollhouse is much more elaborate than I want to get – or have time for right now. I have to ship this or I’d make a large toy box. But I don’t have any kinds and it has been a very long time since I was 4 years old and I’ve never been a girl so I’m out of the loop with what girls that age really would find awesome to get. Help!!

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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 08:44 PM

Perhaps some sort of native flute. Several folks have posted projects on making these.
And her parents will like this WAAY better than a set of drums ! :-)

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 03:42 AM

I have a 4 yr old girl… A small box (cigar-box size) with a little lock for “treasures”. A necklace with a wooden pendant. A crayon/pencil box (with pencils an crayons in it). Everyone’s different, but my daughter would appreciate pink/purple stain. I glued a magnet on a small piece of wood and told her it was a metal detector (surprisingly engaging). A crafting toy; I’m thinking of a square base with dowel pegs and yarn for weaving designs.

Scott

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 05:22 AM

When my granddaughter was 4, I made her a miniture doll bed out of oak….It had a small headboard and foot board with tiny slats…My wife, being a sewer, made a small mattress to fit the bed….I also made her a small wall shelf of oak to keep her little personal things on…..Also, a L shaped shelf with Shaker pegs to hang her coat on, etc. I cut out the letters of her name on the scroll saw, and glued them to the back of the shelf….All made of oak, and 2 coats of poly…...She’s now 24, and married, but she still has those things I made her….She calls them her “treasures”......Just a couple of ideas…....

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#4 posted 12-01-2014 10:39 PM

Puzzles…they are fun and educational.

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 05:19 AM

Kids never outgrow blocks. My oldest daughter is 18 and I’m pretty sure she would still play with blocks if my wife hadn’t thrown them out. Also boxes and Lincoln Logs.

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 02:37 PM


Kids never outgrow blocks. My oldest daughter is 18 and I m pretty sure she would still play with blocks if my wife hadn t thrown them out. Also boxes and Lincoln Logs.

- Rick M.

<sarcasm>
I hear there’s a great game for adults that involves just blocks. I think some toy companies call it Jenga?
</sarcasm>

But in all seriousness, my daughter (albeit only 3) is always stealing our Jenga set.

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 02:55 PM

Thanks for the excellent suggestions. I will keep monitoring this for more.
Thanks so much again.

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 05:38 PM

How about a set of book ends….Here’s what I did when mine was about 4-5….I cut out her initials on the bandsaw, then finished all the detail work on the scroll saw…I made her initials about 8” high…Then I glued each initial to a board about 16 ” long….Sanded all parts, then glued and screwed the initials onto the board…it was made of oak, so I put a light coat of oak stain on, then finished it off with poly…..Now she had a place to stack all her “treasure books”........

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 05:56 PM

Also, girls love doll furniture if they play with dolls.


I hear there s a great game for adults that involves just blocks. I think some toy companies call it Jenga?
- paxorion

Ha, exactly! That reminds me, a month or so ago my 18yo and 13yo had the Jenga set out making buildings.

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