Baby E has been having a lot of fun with a vintage cash register toy, but it’s too hard for her to get the coins into the small slots. So I made some round circles out of scrap wood, sanded them, and cut a few slots into a shoe box. Then the kids and I painted the coins with some non-toxic paints.
She really loves putting the coins in, then opening the box up to see where they went. After a few minutes, my son realized it would be easier for her if we cut even more slots. Nice one! Now she can really get the coins in. It’s really fun to watch her figuring out the different slot and coin sizes. And the kids get super excited when she grabs a coin that they made.
If you want to try making one, you could even use a sturdy cardboard for the coins. Just watch that they don’t get eaten. Also, if you have questions about saws or paints etc, you can always check out My Favorite Tools list.
Happy toy making!