Toys & Playthings_: Free Toy Building Blocks

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 06, 2006 | 0 comments
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Toys & Playthings_: Free Toy Building Blocks

I have one recycling tip for turning 1/2 gallon square milk or juice containers into toy blocks. Cut off the pouring end of 2 rinsed, and dried out, milk cartons - then push the 2 open ends together (Pushing on carton inside the other, this doubles the strength of your new block, and closes the ends.)

These are very lightweight and safe. You could cover them with contact paper for a 'fashion' finish, but I found the children enjoyed sorting the cartons by brand-names (the colours on the outside).

I started this project while pregnant with my first, 8 years later we have quite a collection and it's always a favourite with visiting friends. They make great walls, forts and cages for kids, as well as cities and roads for small cars.

Thanks to Linda for this great Frugal Baby Tip!



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