Friday, August 20, 2010

Make Your Own See Saw


After being inspired by this project in The Children's Year, my husband built this last evening in under an hour using found materials.


Warm wishes, Tonya

20 comments:

  1. It is sad that many children never own their own see-saw! What a great toy! We used to play on ours for hours on end...

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  2. I have this book but didn't know the design was in there...will find it now and give it to my husband! How wonderful x

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  3. So fun and I love that it's not a big plastic crocodile! : )

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  4. How wonderous and beautiful! I echo MaryLea's thoughts. As I am slowly purging plastic, I am amazed at what I thought I had to buy in the first place and how I didn't think about the materials they were made of, especially outside toys. Their plastic-ness (is that even a word?) was actually seen as a great plus.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  5. This seesaw is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  6. This is great! My father made me one when I was a child. It was an old barrel with a board... I loved it. I know your husband's creation will bring years of fun!

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  7. I love this idea! I know my children would love it too - once we get our own place this is going on the list of things to make! :)

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  8. This looks like great fun Tonya!

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  9. oh i love it Tanya! We have a big old log laying around our backyard. it's been there for a couple years. the other day i thought of dragging it into the goat yard for the goats to jump on, but perhaps we should make a see saw. thanks for the inspiration. now i want to go get the childrens year off the shelf...it's full of so many great projects.
    i hope that you and your beautiful family are enjoying these last days of summertime. can you believe it's almost over?
    love from,
    sara

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  10. My two youngest would love to play on that!

    CathyT

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  11. We need to add this to our backyard! Thanks for the tip!

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  12. OOOOhhh! I want one! No doubt Little Bean would love it too! ;)

    http://curiousinquisitivechild.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is wonderful Tonya! Thank you so much, my little ones will love this and it looks so easy to make. I am sure we have these materials in our back yard:)
    xo
    Linda

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  14. What a stunning blog you have, full of amazing handiwork and inspiration. I'm so glad you left me a comment. I think my hubby could make this see-saw for our kids with what we have around the farm. I appreciate the beautiful idea. I'm now a follower and will have fun looking round here more. Best wishes to you as you enjoy the fairs, performances, family gatherings, projects and start of homeschooling. Whew, no wonder you're in need of a bit of quiet reflection! ;-)

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  15. The greatest fun ever! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I so enjoy your posts... your "plain and joyful" life gives me hope that we can do it too... we are still in the process, but eventually we will be homesteaders! :o)

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  17. LOVE this!! how fun!

    love your blog! thanks for stopping by mine:)

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  18. Ooh, I will have to send this to my husband! It's so nice to meet another Christian family living a simple, waldorf-inspired life. Thanks for finding me at my blog. I'm glad I hopped over here!

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