Saturday, 14 August 2010

Memory game and dancing rings...

I first saw a wooden memory game on the blog 'Childhood Magic' and stored the idea away in my head for something to make in the future. I am really pleased with how it turned out, I kept it incredibly simple and Little Bean loves it. When he matches the pictures, he cheers out "YAY" and he particularly loves the picture of the tree. When he matches the pair he walks around the room, saying "puu, puu" (Finnish for 'tree') with a big smile on his face.

The dancing rings were easy to make, I took the idea off a cover of a book I saw ( I wish I could remember which one). I just need to tidy up the ends of the ribbons to stop them fraying. I have tried to capture Little Bean dancing around with the ring of ribbons but to no avail, I am not a skilled enough photographer and Little Bean is a funky dancer! He loves to make the ribbons swish through the air and will sing a little tune along with his jig!


  1. These are lovely! I made these for my son, too and he loved them both. Such simple and enjoyable things. :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it!

    Counting Coconuts

  2. Hi!
    Wonderful! Are the cirkles made of wood?

  3. Hello!

    Thank you. The circles are bamboo I found in a local craft shop, ideal for young hands. If I had not found them, I was trying to think of a way to make the circles using willow.

    I am hoping to make a dreamcatcher as a birthday gift, using the bamboo circles next. If and when, I will post them on here!