As the days get shorter and cooler and the kids have less outdoor playtime, us parents have to get crafty. Or encourage our kids to. Why buy Halloween costumes and holiday gifts when your kids can make their own? I’m blown away by the possibilities of Makedo (sold lots of places but I love Magic Beans Online and they are one of the first places I saw this kit). Check out the video.
If you have the space and jr architects ready to design on a grand scale (castle and pirate ship in the basement anyone?) then you should also order up some rivets from Mr McGroovy’s. We’ve had ours for years and have travelled the high seas, to outer space, jungle treehouses, the racetrack and beyond with our many creations.
Best part of these kits is that when you are done playing with your creations, you simple recycle them and keep the compact -to-store connectors. No plastic playhouse parts and accumulated toy clutter clogging your shelves.
If you are seeking inspiration, check out McGroovy’s Gallery on Flickr