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Building Suggestions. user banned
13th Sep '13

I want to expand on building toys for the kids. I'll list what we have and would like input if we should add to anything or things that can go with what we already have and possibly what we don't have. It is very wet and rainy here for months. And I would like to add to this as we build as a family often. And I'm going to be investing in a nice plank of flat nicely finished wood for a base, because this carpet is nonsense!



Foam blocks we use with foam soap.
Basic colored wood building blocks
Lego duplos (collecting)
Regular Legos (collecting)
Marble raceway



These next ones don't seem to be a big hit except to load in their trucks.
Kid kinex
Bristle blocks

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
13th Sep '13

Popsicle sticks (coloured ones too)
Jenga blocks (My brother and I never played Jenga, but we build with them)
Clay
Play doh
Lincoln logs
Kinex
rector sets

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7364 posts
13th Sep '13

I saw this at a children's museum they are magnetic tiles. Those things are awesome for building and the colors are great.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
13th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" Popsicle sticks (coloured ones too) Jenga blocks (My brother and I never played Jenga, but we build with them) Clay Play doh Lincoln logs Kinex rector sets"</blockquote>



We have Popsicle sticks... Do you use glue for building or what? I didn't even think of that as an option just bought them on sale lol



Jenga would be good. Clay, too.



Tons of playdoh. I think we'll be set for months lol



What age did you start playing with kinex and rector sets?

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
13th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℕightingale:</b>" I saw this at a children's museum they are magnetic tiles. Those things are awesome for building and the colors are great."</blockquote>



Magnetic tiles, I'll have too google. Never played with those.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7364 posts
13th Sep '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℕightingale:</b>" I saw this at a children's museum they ... [snip!] ... for building and the colors are great."</blockquote> Magnetic tiles, I'll have too google. Never played with those."


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ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7364 posts
13th Sep '13

And you can also get a light table. I really like them I will try to get DD one when she gets older.



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user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
13th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℕightingale:</b>" And you can also get a light table. I really like them I will try to get DD one when she gets older. "</blockquote>



Those light tables are pretty cool. I was looking those awhile back, but decided against it. It could grow with them though. Maybe a table top one? When we were young my mom took an old wooden crate and put a lamp under it then a long piece of glass on top for tracing for art projects on the floor.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
13th Sep '13

Just a suggestion for the building base... one of those hard mats that go under computer desk chairs would be perfect. That's what we had at my grandparents house and we'd lay on the floor and use it for building/coloring all the time.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
13th Sep '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" Popsicle sticks (coloured ones too) Jenga blocks ... [snip!] ... Clay, too. Tons of playdoh. I think we'll be set for months lol What age did you start playing with kinex and rector sets?"


I think I used glue sticks or when I got older hot glue. I can't really remember. Also used cotton balls and tooth picks. (My dad was a cheap ass so we made a lot of our own toys)



You can also get seashells, pipe cleaners (Those fuzzy wires), smooth rocks and such to build with.




I never played with the kinex or rector sets, my brothers did, though

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
13th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" Just a suggestion for the building base... one of those hard mats that go under computer desk chairs ... [snip!] ... perfect. That's what we had at my grandparents house and we'd lay on the floor and use it for building/coloring all the time."</blockquote>




Much better idea than a wooden board hahaha! Thanks!