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  Don't know how cheap this is, but what about putting together a woodworking kit for your son?   Lester Walker's Housebuilding for Children has instructions for kids your son's age to make houses using hand tools:  http://www.amazon.com/Housebuilding-Children-2nd-Step-Step/dp/1585679062/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top   Tools he recommends: Hammer (7-10 ounces) Cross-cut saw (a small one--14" or less--sometimes called a "tool box...
We just moved into an apartment that has an eat-in kitchen with a booth, which is great in man ways. However my almost 5yo bounces around like a little rubber ball. Truthfully, he was not great at staying seated back when he sat in a regular dining chair. He can be very fidgety at meals. My partner and I are wondering if he would do better in something like a stokke tripp trapp/kinderzeat, where there is a shelf for his feet. Our thinking is maybe having his feet...
We have a stokke tripp trapp/kinderzeat for our almost 3yo and we love it. We now want to get one for our almost 5yo. He doesn't need it to reach the table, but he is so restless and jumpy at meals we are hoping having a seat that fits him better and a place for his feet will help. The $250 price tag for the tripp trapp is a lot for us though. Any know of alternatives out there? TIA ZM
My kids are almost 3 and almost 5. We got a bilibo this summer and they haven't played with it much after the first day (it was a big hit initially and I had to set the timer to help with turn taking). But now it sits idle. I am bummed out because it was kind of expensive. When I was a kid there was a thing called a sit n spin, and I wonder if that would be more fun. On the other hand, a sit n spin is not an open ended toy like a bilibo. Your user name reminds me that...
For the Children's Hour by Carolyn S Bailey is a great book with wholesome stories: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.ph...tory=_contents
And do sweet corn cobs work? We have a few dried corn cobs that were given to us and they are great for play. Today we processed 90 ears of corn and I am hoping to use the remains for crafts. I got a wonderful suggestion to dry the husks for dolls and other crafts: http://eileensplace.blogspot.com/sea...orn+husk+dolls I am hoping we can do something with the cobs too. Has anyone dried corn cobs before? Thanks, Charlotte
The one in the Mason Dixon knitting book (I think it's called Heartbreakingly cute baby sweater) is very easy (it was my first sweater ever). Plus you can knit it out of dishrag cotton. I looked it up on flickr and there are a bunch posted: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=maso...no&w=all&s=int One mod I made was to not seem the ends of the sleeves at the cuffs to make it easier to get on and off. I think EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket is more of a fav for me though.
Jessica--I have thought of that!!!! If it was someone I really trusted I think that is what I would do. This project is so dear to me though if it gets messed up I think I would take it better if it was me rather than someone else. At least if I make mistakes getting it in hopefully I will learn from them. I was just looking around a found this person's zipper insertion tutorial. She says use a thimble to get through the pasticy part at the bottom of the zipper. I might...
Woo-hoo! I am almost finished with my first cardigan (Elizabeth Zimmermann's Tomten), and now I am contemplating sewing in a zipper. Has anyone ever done this and have any tips to share? I am assuming hand sewing is the way to go so I don't stretch the knitted fabric too much (worsted weight wool in garter stitch--blackberry ridge for inquiring minds). My main concern is, how do you deal with sewing through the plasticy part at the bottom of the facing on a bottom...
Yay! Congratulations! Harps of Lorian recommends some books: http://www.harpsoflorien.com/kinderlyre.html I also like this quote about the lyre from Mary Lynne Channer. I'll paste a bit of it below: http://www.christopherushomeschool.o...nstruments.htm "The harp is played by plucking the strings with the tips of curled fingers and produces a brilliant tone. The lyre is played by stroking the strings inward toward the heart with the pads of relatively straight...
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