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What toy can I make for a 2 year old boy? Answered

In a few weeks my nephew will be 2 years old and I want to make a toy for him because I don't like the toys I see at stores.
I'm thinking of something that doesn't involve complex electronics or digital displays because I want him to develop his imagination.
It would be great if the toy had an educational purpose.

Any ideas??

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2014-05-13

Building blocks

Noah's arc with scroll saw cut animals (plans on line)

wooden car.

At one time when my children were that age I took largish cardboard boxes (Refrigerator packaging size)and made - Forts, Play houses, Rocket ships, Cars, Buses, Aeroplanes from them and a bit of paint. Played with them for weeks sometimes months.

Cardboard is very valuable as a building agent and amazingly strong when laminated or thick.



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Kiteman (author)2014-05-13

Chunky wooden cars are perfect for toddlers. Try this for design inspiration:


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sf49ers (author)Kiteman2014-05-13

I agree my grandfather made me a red wooden truck when I was little.....still love trucks

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Vyger (author)2014-05-13

When you are new to life everything is a toy. I found mine once sitting in a big stainless steel bowl rocking back and forth.

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Atul009 (author)2014-05-13

I have an great idea but it depends on your skills well your bio tells you are good with models So take big plastic ball cut it's 1/4th part off and throw it, in remaining part put too much mass at the bottom may be clay some metal balls and make a doll/action figure at the top . when over push it down and it'll stand up again

Moral Education Purpose:Tell him how great that toy is it stands up every time it falls and thats what he has to do in life trust me if he is that small it can be motivation for his life
Aditional feature:I don't think if 2year can understand stories but if he can and also if he can't, then for future make toy like a fiction hero ones stories that he like or you'll tell him.

Making kids morally strong is important because this is time when they learns least from what you don't want them to.

And Happy birthday to your nephew.

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-05-13

At 2 years old not much you can do but make it role or stack and make it bright colors. In the end he'll just bang the together. If you want to make it really special for him then make it small and put it in the biggest box you can find. He'll have more fun with the box.

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