Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cheap Pattern blocks and DIY boards for Toddlers

Every time I stumble into Melissa and Doug products, I wonder about the price. With my tiny tot's ratio of rejection to acceptance of a playing and learning material being 1:1 or even more, I seldom have intentions of actual purchase. A M&D pattern blocks and board set is sold at a discounted price of ₹1300/$22- maybe because it's a big brand, organic, nontoxic, etcetera. But then I stumbled into a locally made pattern blocks set for ₹50/$1 at a neighbourhood stationery store and immediately bought it!

The mats are my handiwork that took a few minutes with crayons, permanent marker and a ruler. I pasted these mats on mdf boards only because I had some left over from a previous craft activity.





Until later! Stay in touch!


13 comments:

  1. It can be expensive to buy brand name toys can't it! I prefer to make my own as much as I can too. I love how you have created the mats yourself, it is a good way to tailor the activity towards your child's particular interests!

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  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys toys for my child, thinking they'll love them, and it gets ignored! Those mats are awesome!

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  3. Brilliant idea - Thanks for linking with this week's Parenting Pin it Party.

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  4. I total understand your dilemma for spending good money on toys that may never be played with. I love the homemade mats! Thanks for sharing at the #LovetoLearnLinky! -Katie @ALittlePinchofPerfect

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  6. Your mats are wonderful and pattern blocks are pattern blocks either way. We got lucky and my parents bought us some of M & D but only when they were on sale for half price. There are also many wonderful free printable sheets all over the internet for them. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  7. This is such a great idea. I bet if you have older kids, they will have lots of fun helping out.

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  8. Brilliant idea - I love the mats that you've made to add to the fun too! Thanks for linking up with #fartglitter x

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  9. You are not alone! I can't tell you how many toys I thought were fantastic only for them to never get played with. This is a great idea and money saver!

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  10. You are not alone! I can't tell you how many toys I thought were fantastic only for them to never get played with. This is a great idea and money saver!

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  11. Story of my life! Always a relief when the discount toys are the fave.
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub!

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