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DIY Toys for Imaginative Play
Yes, kids are innately imaginative creatures. They instinctively turn sticks into swords and sheets into play caves. But it doesn’t hurt to challenge and fuel that imagination once in awhile with exciting props and play setups. And even better if they can be involved in creating them, right?! Here are some of my favorite DIY toys (all from the amazing Heather at Crayon Box Chronicles) for encouraging imaginative play…
10 Imaginative DIY Toys from Crayon Box Chronicles
“Hop for Hope” in Support of Heather & Savannah Hope
Why are all of the DIY toys I’ve featured today from one site – Crayon Box Chronicles? This blog post is special because it is part of a larger collaboration between my fellow blogging mamas in support of Heather from Crayon Box Chronicles.
Heather recently gave birth to a precious baby girl, Savanna Hope. Savannah Hope has been diagnosed in-utero with a life-threatening birth defect called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, (CDH). CDH is a birth defect of the diaphragm that has required several major surgeries and life support. By featuring Heather’s (amazingly creative) blog posts, we hope to provide support and encouragement to her and her family while also raising awareness of CDH. You can read more about Heather and Savannah Hope’s journey on Crayon Box Chronicles, support Savannah Hope on Facebook, and even help the family through this difficult time with a monetary donation.
More From Crayon Box Chronicles
Another way to offer support to Heather is through her wonderful blog – Crayon Box Chronicles. She, of course, has all of her attention, energy, and love focused on her sweet Savannah Hope and family at this time, so we have created a “blog hop” to give some love and attention to her Crayon Box Chronicles while she can’t. Hop on over to each of these blogs to support the Hop for Hope:
35 CRAZY FUN Ways to Paint Without Paint Brushes | Lalymom
Must Try Summer Sensory Activities | Lemon Lime Adventures
Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
Sensory Play Doughs | In The Playroom
40 Best Pretend Play Activities | Mama Miss
Great Kids Outdoor Painting Activities | The Mad House
Sensory Bin Base Ideas | Sugar Aunts
Summer Activities for Kids | FSPDT
Everything Baby | Play, Craft & Bond | The Realistic Mama
Dinosaur Activities for Kids | Fun-A-Day!
10 Unique Painting Ideas for Boys | Mamas Like Me
10 Creative Play Activities for Boys | Stir the Wonder
Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers | Where Imagination Grows
Small World Sensory Activities for Kids | I Heart Crafty Things