Take a break from screen time and help get a child interested in DIY. Not only will children learn valuable skills to last a lifetime, DIY projects can be done with parents, grandparents and other family members.
The Calafant Activity Models sold on the website Danish by Design start off as a building project, then when finished, become a toy. The models sell for $29.95.
The models, which come in 10 different designs, including castles, pirate ships, a robot, pony farm or doll house, need to be constructed. This will take some attention to detail and concentration, but the interlocking tabs make it easy for even small hands. There is no glue or tape required.
Once the model is built, it’s time to decorate. Models for level one and two give guidance for decorating, but model three level kits leave the decorating up to your imagination. Try using watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers and even stickers and glitter to decorate the model.
When the decorating phase is completed, the toy is ready for hours of fun.
These DIY toy kits make unique gifts because they offer several stages of play that can be done in one sitting or over several sessions, either alone or with a partner.
The models are recommended for ages 8 and up.
In 2001, The company Danish by Design began featuring a variety of stylish and modern designer nursery furniture items and infant products and toys that are based on true craftsmanship and innovation. The products sold are designed to be versatile, have longevity and are a great value.
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