Old School Fun
I am generally a purger, and don't keep things unless I know for sure that it will be used/worn/eaten, etc. I do not keep things "just in case we might need it sometime"-because most times, that "sometime" never comes!
So, when we were given 3 boxes of "Fuzzy Felt" kits ('60's era) from my husbands' Mom, I pondered whether keeping them was worth the space they took up. Well, let me tell you, "old school" fun can sometimes be better than "new school" fun!
I save the playing with these for the weekends (or during power outages), so that they stay exciting. Whenever I take them out for the kids to play with, they stay playing at them for about 2 hours because they each work away at one, then switch, then switch again so that they've each done every set.
With Christmas coming, and the stress of "having" to buy so many things, consider something second hand, or homemade for the child in your life. Or maybe just arrange to spend some extra time with them doing something fun (old school, or new school). Or consider this post my sister at The Good Kind of Crazy wrote about Christmas and gifts:
In this age of noisy, flashy, battery powered toys, kids are still full of imagination, and sometimes you will be surprised by what grabs their attention. They might not be expensive, or noisy, or current, but these "old" Fuzzy Felt kits still manage to steal the show!
Sharon Vanden Enden
11/16/2013 10:10:59 am
These are the best little kits ever! I think they could be made at home if one was crafty enough (or knows how to trace). Great post!
11/16/2013 08:50:53 pm
Wow, you're ambitious! If I tried to make the kits myself the kids would really have to use their imaginations because I would have only cut out squares, rectangles, triangles, and un-symetrical circles! :)
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