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#1089091 - 03/23/11 04:46 AM Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Loc: 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.


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#1089092 - 03/23/11 04:46 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.
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#1089093 - 03/23/11 04:47 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.
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#1089094 - 03/23/11 04:51 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Megs
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Thanks so much for this Liezl. I bookmarked this thread and can't wait to take advantage of it. hug2

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#1089095 - 03/23/11 05:16 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.

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#1089096 - 03/23/11 05:16 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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
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#1089098 - 03/23/11 05:54 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.
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#1089099 - 03/23/11 06:10 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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
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#1089113 - 03/23/11 07:20 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.



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#1089115 - 03/23/11 07:23 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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.



Edited by Gizmogirl (03/23/11 07:24 AM)
Edit Reason: Fixed Photos - Gizmogirl
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#1089117 - 03/23/11 07:31 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Vona Offline
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Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 2070
Loc: WV
thumb thanx those are awesome!!!
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#1089120 - 03/23/11 07:38 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
berryanimalluvrs
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Most excellant, thanks for sharing. Is the electrical cord okay for chewers?

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#1089128 - 03/23/11 08:01 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
leighwhit
Unregistered


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


Attachments
photo.JPG (348 downloads)


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#1089129 - 03/23/11 08:07 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
sunjana1 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 711
Loc: Portland, OR
You've inspired me to make a tunnel for my tent! smile
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#1089177 - 03/23/11 10:43 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
lovely1inred
Unregistered


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!

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#1089450 - 03/23/11 09:13 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Dallie Offline
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dance Thank you Gizmogirl for the instructions! dance
So nice of you to share with all of us!
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#1089455 - 03/23/11 09:21 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
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Thanks!
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#1089617 - 03/24/11 02:47 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: ]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: 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
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#1089725 - 03/24/11 11:42 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Habibti812
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These are great! Thanks for posting! I want to try the ball pit! :-)

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#1093978 - 04/01/11 03:40 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Loc: South Africa
You are all welcome. thumb
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#1094121 - 04/01/11 09:03 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
GirlInQuestion Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 49
Loc: Illinois
Thanks for posting this! I'm not craft at all so this helps! haha.
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#1098161 - 04/10/11 09:48 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
kjgoulet Offline
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Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 1516
Loc: 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!
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#1098176 - 04/10/11 10:01 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: kjgoulet]
Kali
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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...

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#1098834 - 04/12/11 12:01 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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thumb
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#1098868 - 04/12/11 01:14 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
amanda_allen
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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

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#1098951 - 04/12/11 03:46 PM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
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I am having trouble braiding around the electrical cord without the cord showing through in spots. Is there a secret to this?
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#1101557 - 04/18/11 02:31 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Megs
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Where do you get the small 'chain' that you have in 'Foraging Fun'?

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#1101577 - 04/18/11 02:54 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: ]
Bozeman Offline
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Loc: 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.
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#1101581 - 04/18/11 03:05 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Megs
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Ahh oh well. I'll look at the craft store and also the party shop tomorrow.

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#1101638 - 04/18/11 06:28 AM Re: Re: DO IT YOURSELF - TOYS - PART ONE [Re: Gizmogirl]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Let me know if you find some Megs, I would also like to know where I can get it. smile
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