New Craft for LMNOP Magazine – Box Pull Toys

My first craft column appeared in the new issue of LMNOP magazine today.  Pull toys have been making a come-back in our house, so I decided to make some box pull toys that slide across the floor.  They turned out to be really fun and very easy to make.  There are full instructions in the LMNOP issue, and their layout and photos look awesome too.  If you want to check it out, you can download it here.  The entire issue is filled with amazing finds for kids.

P.S. Don’t miss the retro leisure suit photo of me on page 2.


  1. Paul & Paula
    September 17, 2010 at 6:25 am

    just found it in my inbox too......! yay!

  2. Kickcan and Conkers
    September 17, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Love the pullalong toys you designed for this issue!

  3. Lori Henriques
    September 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    So pleasing, as always. And what a marvelous pet solution for those of us unable to parent children and puppies at once! LOVE the tails! :)

  4. Kate B and BB
    September 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    These are totally adorable! We have three nephews who will all be together for Christmas this year. A perfect project for a snowy day this winter!

  5. Nath46
    September 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Je prends note pour mes lutins et je file chercher mes boites à chaussures !

  6. lydie
    September 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Trés sympa, comme tout ce que tu réalise pour tes bambins !!

  7. Patricia
    September 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I LOVE your blog and creations!!!
    Thanx for the inspiration :)

  8. Flo
    September 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    It's so great... Good fun !

  9. Joel Henriques
    September 19, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Thanks everyone! And yes, definitely a very easy pet to have around!

  10. Valia (Kid&Sens)
    September 20, 2010 at 5:52 am

    The best crafts are the simplest ! Very nice !

  11. Earthly Joyride
    September 22, 2010 at 10:04 am

    This is such a great idea! I'm thinking of names, personalities - it's a fabulous activity to extend into imaginative play.

  12. mali mish
    September 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    OMG. This is SOOOOO awesome. Perfect for our hardwood floors :)

  13. María
    September 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I have just made one for my 3 year old son Leo and he loved it! Thanks a lot for the inspiration, we really like your blog!

    September 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This is super funny!
    Great blog!!!

  15. Anonymous
    September 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for inspiration! Your projects are easy, fast to make and with not so mess around. Just perfect for me with 3 +1 year kids around!

  16. GianneCurry
    October 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I copied your idea with my girls. So fun!

  17. Vicki
    October 28, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I have started a new blog where I feature what i am reading now and I came across your blog and just had to feature this great craft idea.

  18. Sew Flippin Cool
    April 11, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Hey Joel,

    I featured your box pull toy and your marionette in a Must Make Monday cardboard list. Keep'em coming! I love your work! :)

    The Handmade Experiment

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  21. Esme
    December 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    so cool!!!! a dog and a cat!

  22. Esme
    January 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    do you have pets?

    1. January 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Esme. Thanks for all your comments! We used to have a cat, but we don't anymore. However, the twins just got a couple of Beta fish for their birthdays! It's very exciting for them to each have a fish in their rooms! :)

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