Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Shanel
Member Spotlight
None yet
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 9
by mechnut450. 10/13/20 05:06 PM
Fast Track Wheel Question?
by Ladymagyver. 10/11/20 01:17 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots. 10/11/20 09:37 AM
Underweight gliders
by Feather. 10/09/20 01:12 PM
Dot has a Lump
by Hutch. 10/09/20 12:48 PM
Journey to a 'New Normal' for Dot and Stewie
by Hutch. 10/09/20 12:07 PM
BML Has Been Updated!
by KarenE. 10/09/20 10:30 AM
Blood donor
by Feather. 09/29/20 10:19 PM
2021 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw. 09/27/20 03:12 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE #1089091
03/23/11 05:46 AM
03/23/11 05:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
jump I finally stopped my lazyness and did it! jump

As I receive many PM's and e-mails asking for how to's on my toys, I decided to open a DIY thread with instructions for toy making.

Those who love to make toys for their babies themselves, have fun! laugh

Those who have new ideas, please feel free to add your step by step instructions with pictures here. laugh

And those who prefer to buy their toys, we have wonderful vendors! clap



Fleece Flower



You will need:

Thick electrical cable (whichever length you want the stem of the flower
Double the length of the stem times 3 fleece strips about 4" wide.
20cm x 5cm bunch of fleece strips
One link to hang the flower
2 x medium sized zip ties
1 x large sized zip ties

Instructions:

1. Cut the electrical cable to the desired length.



2. Cut 3 x fleece strips double the length of the electrical cable.



3. Cut a bunch of 20cm x 5cm fleece strips.



4. Attach your link to the one end of the electrical cable. Then cover both ends of the electrical cable with a square sized piece of fleece, and secure with a zip tie.



5. Tie the 3 (double length) fleece strips together, and start to braid around the electrical cable until you reach the other end.





6. Tie the bunch of 20cm x 5cm fleece strips together, and at the same time to the stem you just finished braided.




Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089092
03/23/11 05:46 AM
03/23/11 05:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Toy Around



You will need:

2 meter Thick Electric cable
4" Fleece strips
One hook to attach spiral to cage or glider room.

Instructions:

1. Cut 4" strips of fleece.
2. Twist the strips of fleece all the way around the electric cable until you have covered the entire cable.
3. Take an additional strip of fleece and tie it around the end where the cable stops, in other words, to secure the ends, to prevent any sort of injury.
4. Finally, twist the cable around a bottle shape to achieve the spiral look.


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089093
03/23/11 05:47 AM
03/23/11 05:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Forage Around





You will need:

1 Hoola Hoop
Beads
Foraging cups
Bathtub ducks
14" Fleece strips

Instructions:

1. Cut 14" wide strips of fleece to cover the entire hoola hoop.
2. Fold the fleece in half lengthwise, cut 1.5" x 5" fringes, leaving the folded end uncut.
3. Tie double knots with the matching fringes around the hoola hoop.
4. Add foraging cups, ducks, beaded strings and whatever your gliders like to play with.


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089094
03/23/11 05:51 AM
03/23/11 05:51 AM

M
Megs
Unregistered
Megs
Unregistered
M



Thanks so much for this Liezl. I bookmarked this thread and can't wait to take advantage of it. hug2

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089095
03/23/11 06:16 AM
03/23/11 06:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Ball Pit



You will need:

75cm x 20cm landware net
Zip ties
2 x (28x28cm) landware net
Fleece strips
Balls


Instructions:

1. Cut the 75cm x 20cm landware net.



2. Form a circle and secure the landware net with zip ties.



3. Place the circle on top of the 28 x 28 landware net and secure with zip ties.



4. Cut an entrance in the other 28 x 28 panel of landware net.



5. After securing the circle to the bottom net, cut the access net off.




6. Wind the strips of fleece around the edges on the bottom where you attached the net.



7. Continue all the way around and up the side.



8. Cut another entrance on the circle itself and wind fleece around the edges.



9. This is what it should look like at this stage.



Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089096
03/23/11 06:16 AM
03/23/11 06:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Ball Pit Continue:

10. Wind fleece strips around the entrance of the other 28 x 28 panel of net.



11. Secure the top panel with the entrance to the circle, cut the edges like the first panel, and wind together with fleece strips.



Insert the balls, and there’s your ball pit clap


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089098
03/23/11 06:54 AM
03/23/11 06:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Play Tunnel

A Big Play Tunnel:


Or a smaller one for the cage:



You can make the Play Tunnel any size you want. thumb

You will need:

landware net
Zip ties
Fleece strips

Instructions:

1. Cut the landware net in a rectangle the size you want it.

2. Bring the two ends together and secure the landware net with zip ties.



3. Wind the strips of fleece around the edges where you attached the net. Continue all the way around and up the side.



8. Cut one or a few entrances in the panel of landware net, and wind fleece around the edges.


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089099
03/23/11 07:10 AM
03/23/11 07:10 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Foraging Fun



You will need:

62cm x 10cm landware net
5 x Zip ties
2 x (120cm x 5cm) fleece
Foraging cups, bells etc

Again, you can make this any size you like. thumb


Instructions:

1. Cut the 62cm x 10cm landware net.



2. Form a circle and secure the landware net with zip ties.



3. Wind the fleece strips around the edges of the landware net and continue all the way around. When you get to the starting point, include the starter fleece and continue through the center of the circle.



4. Tie the ends together with a secure knot.





5. Add you accessories! clap


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089113
03/23/11 08:20 AM
03/23/11 08:20 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Pom Poms



You will need:

Fleece
Cardboard
Plastic chain

You can make these any size you like. thumb


Instructions:

1. Cut lengthy strips of fleece and tie together.

2. Cut two circles out of cardboard with a hole in the center.

3. Wind the fleece strips around the cardboard edges until there is almost no space left.





4. Cut around the edges until you reach the center.





Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089115
03/23/11 08:23 AM
03/23/11 08:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
5. Pull the cardboard slightly to the sides to expose the center. Tie n knot around the center piece with a strip of fleece.



6. Remove the cardboard pieces.


Last edited by Gizmogirl; 03/23/11 08:24 AM. Reason: Fixed Photos - Gizmogirl

Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089117
03/23/11 08:31 AM
03/23/11 08:31 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,073
WV
Vona Offline
Glider Slave
Vona  Offline
Glider Slave

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,073
WV
thumb thanx those are awesome!!!


Mommy to 3 precious suggies



Glide free Ricochet,Little Abby and PapaSugz Mama and Angel and Sipsy cry

7 days without PRAYER makes one WEAK!!
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089120
03/23/11 08:38 AM
03/23/11 08:38 AM

B
berryanimalluvrs
Unregistered
berryanimalluvrs
Unregistered
B



Most excellant, thanks for sharing. Is the electrical cord okay for chewers?

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089128
03/23/11 09:01 AM
03/23/11 09:01 AM

L
leighwhit
Unregistered
leighwhit
Unregistered
L



Thanks for sharing. Heres a picture of the ball pit I made thanks to your instructions. Not bad for a newbee. Working on the tunnel next

Attached Files
photo.JPG (369 downloads)
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089129
03/23/11 09:07 AM
03/23/11 09:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 712
Nova Scotia, Canada
S
sunjana1 Offline
Glider Guardian
sunjana1  Offline
Glider Guardian
S

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 712
Nova Scotia, Canada
You've inspired me to make a tunnel for my tent! smile


Jana
:wfb: - Tim
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089177
03/23/11 11:43 AM
03/23/11 11:43 AM

L
lovely1inred
Unregistered
lovely1inred
Unregistered
L



Clover is a brand of crochet/knitting tools, they make a GIANT pom-pom maker that I think is easier to use than the cardboard pieces, but I haven't tried it with fleece yet. Will have to report back on that!

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089450
03/23/11 10:13 PM
03/23/11 10:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 781
Northeast Ohio, USA
Dallie Offline
Glider Guardian
Dallie  Offline
Glider Guardian

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 781
Northeast Ohio, USA
dance Thank you Gizmogirl for the instructions! dance
So nice of you to share with all of us!


wave Dallie
SpinZone Global

My Gliders: Boo & Bella

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."





Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089455
03/23/11 10:21 PM
03/23/11 10:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 913
Casper, Wyoming
sphynxie Offline
Glider Guardian
sphynxie  Offline
Glider Guardian

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 913
Casper, Wyoming
Thanks!


Melonie

:grey: :wfb: :leu: :rtmo: :plat: :cream:

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: ] #1089617
03/24/11 03:47 AM
03/24/11 03:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Originally Posted By: berryanimalluvrs
Most excellant, thanks for sharing. Is the electrical cord okay for chewers?


I don't have chewers. dunno I would think it will take them some time to chew through it, and they will have to get through the fleece first. If you don't feel safe about it, rather not risk it. I haven't had any troubles, and the spiral toy is one of their favorites. smile


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1089725
03/24/11 12:42 PM
03/24/11 12:42 PM

H
Habibti812
Unregistered
Habibti812
Unregistered
H



These are great! Thanks for posting! I want to try the ball pit! :-)

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1093978
04/01/11 04:40 PM
04/01/11 04:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
You are all welcome. thumb


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1094121
04/01/11 10:03 PM
04/01/11 10:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 49
Illinois
GirlInQuestion Offline
Out of Pouch
GirlInQuestion  Offline
Out of Pouch

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 49
Illinois
Thanks for posting this! I'm not craft at all so this helps! haha.


-Dawn
Mommy to:

Glider-
Stitch (Cinnamon) 03/2006


and..

Two cats - MrFluffyPants (Orange Tabby) + Calli (Calico)
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1098161
04/10/11 10:48 PM
04/10/11 10:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,516
North Dakota
kjgoulet Offline
Glider Slave
kjgoulet  Offline
Glider Slave

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,516
North Dakota
Thanks for posting this and sending me the link for it in the pm smile I'll be trying out most of these toys. There's so many to choose from I'm not sure where I'll start lol! I'm excited!


Kristi

Mommy to..
Daughter Abby
:grey: :wfb: :rtmo:
And my many fuzzy children <3
www.tenderlovingsuggies.webs.com
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: kjgoulet] #1098176
04/10/11 11:01 PM
04/10/11 11:01 PM

K
Kali
Unregistered
Kali
Unregistered
K



Oh wow!! Thanks for sharing all these ideas Lizel!! I can't want to try that flower one! All of these are really great - I'm bookmarking this thread...

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1098834
04/12/11 01:01 PM
04/12/11 01:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
thumb


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1098868
04/12/11 02:14 PM
04/12/11 02:14 PM

A
amanda_allen
Unregistered
amanda_allen
Unregistered
A



Looks like my girls and I will be busy this weekend!
Thanks for the pics with instructions.....I always need visuals with things like this!. smile

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1098951
04/12/11 04:46 PM
04/12/11 04:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,745
Butte, Mt. USA
lilangels Offline
Glider Addict
lilangels  Offline
Glider Addict

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,745
Butte, Mt. USA
I am having trouble braiding around the electrical cord without the cord showing through in spots. Is there a secret to this?


Connie: soon to be wife to Harold, mom to 3 children, 2 precious kitties, and my treasured gliders.
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1101557
04/18/11 03:31 AM
04/18/11 03:31 AM

M
Megs
Unregistered
Megs
Unregistered
M



Where do you get the small 'chain' that you have in 'Foraging Fun'?

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: ] #1101577
04/18/11 03:54 AM
04/18/11 03:54 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,346
South Africa
Bozeman Offline
Glider Slave
Bozeman  Offline
Glider Slave

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,346
South Africa
Originally Posted By: Megs
Where do you get the small 'chain' that you have in 'Foraging Fun'?


This was soooo long ago. We got it from a USA based supplier but unfortunately we do not have contact with her anymore. We are not sure where she got it from.


:grey: Casper (Bozeman) & Liezl (Gizmogirl):grey:
www.sugarglider.co.za
hug2

A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language


PackinFuzz.com Sugar Glider Online Store

RIP: Sugar (2009) :grey:
You unfairly passed too young - your passing saved many gliders and will continue to do so
Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1101581
04/18/11 04:05 AM
04/18/11 04:05 AM

M
Megs
Unregistered
Megs
Unregistered
M



Ahh oh well. I'll look at the craft store and also the party shop tomorrow.

Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl] #1101638
04/18/11 07:28 AM
04/18/11 07:28 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
G
Gizmogirl Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
Gizmogirl  Offline OP
Glideritis Anonymous
G

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,454
South Africa
Let me know if you find some Megs, I would also like to know where I can get it. smile


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (theresaw), 46 guests, and 220 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Jaime, Tammy689, JBraun87, Lazystreetboi, Luvmysugs08
7169 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,118
Posts157,783
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,169
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
Fast Track Wheel Question?
by meganjoy12. 10/10/20 08:44 PM
BML Has Been Updated!
by Feather. 10/08/20 11:34 AM
Underweight gliders
by Cloud. 10/06/20 11:29 PM
Blood donor
by Big_pongo. 09/24/20 02:12 AM
2021 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw. 08/26/20 10:35 PM
Dot has a Lump
by Ladymagyver. 08/25/20 08:46 PM
Journey to a 'New Normal' for Dot and Stewie
by Ladymagyver. 05/31/20 10:29 AM
Gliders of the Round Table 9
by Hutch. 02/12/19 11:35 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots. 06/03/14 10:25 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
808,699 TEXAS
643,727 OHIO
450,140 OKLAHOMA
399,268 UTAH
293,713 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2020
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.071s Queries: 15 (0.015s) Memory: 1.5143 MB (Peak: 1.8706 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2020-10-20 03:31:41 UTC