Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I have a book that gives instructions for making all sorts of indoor/outdoor climbing/sliding toys. I'm sure Thom would be able to make something pretty easily. You guys are welcome to borrow it. I haven't made anything yet because we are seriously lacking in the tools department. But there are lots of things that I'd like to make.
I've never seen an outdoor wooden slide for sale anywhere. I have seen less-brightly colored plastic slides (maybe by the company step 2?). Honestly, when we lived in Goshen we had one of those plastic monstrosities (two slides and a tunnel) for our kids and they only very rarely ever used it. The novelty wore off very quickly. The only outdoor play equipment that I've seen really get used with any lasting frequency are trampolines and sandboxes. A water table can also be hours of entertainment when it's warmer out.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.