My younger one needed distraction, so we took one of dad’s socks and turned it into this:
First we filled the old sock with cotton from an old sofa cushion, then I cut eyes, ears and tongue out of hobby fabric and my son glued them on. The stick is from a broken broom and the reins from a broken handbag. Voilà!
Most likely the quality is so bad that the horse will not make it till tomorrow in the hands of the eager riders. But who cares, even my hubby had to admit that not throwing away everything sometimes pays off.
Ps. I realised how simple it would be to make a hobby horse when we visited the toy museum in Espoo.
Do you have other tips about simple toys today’s kids would love from the old days?
P.S. #2: Do you think hubby will dare to have another sleep in with anything more valuable lying around than a sock with such a creative family ;)?