The Toy Maker

It’s awfully hard when your grandchildren live far away, isn’t it?  How can a grandma build a strong relationship with those over-the-river-and-through-the-woods grandchildren?  Well, I got some wonderful ideas after seeing The Toymaker website. It’s all about paper!

Compared to electronics and big plastic toys, paper is cheap to buy and cheap to send through the mail.  The Toymaker has some wonderful items that you could print out for free and easily (read that to mean cheaply) mail to your grandchildren.  They would be totally delighted to get a package from grandma with some of the Toymaker activities inside.

If your grandchildren live close by, you could volunteer to babysit them for a couple of hours while the parents get some Christmas shopping done.  During your time together, you and your grandchildren could make some of these beautiful and very appealing activities.  Click here to see the Christmas ideas. Ideas include:

  • a beautiful candy cane bag
  • little snow guys that are so cute I want to pinch their cheeks!
  • a whimsical elf ball
  • an advent calendar (each grandchild could have their own special advent calendar but you’ll have to hurry since December is already here!)
  • a beautiful pencil box that could then be filled with fun pencils

Afterward, you could make some hot chocolate or a cake in a cup (version 3 is the best) for a delicious treat.

There are ideas for other holidays, too.  And, be sure to check out The Toymaker’s Free Paper Toys. (I absolutely love the tooth fairy gazebo and the magic fairy wand!)

Take a some time to check out The Toymaker site.  I’m sure that you’ll find something there that you’ll want to use with your grandchildren.

3 thoughts on “The Toy Maker

  1. Melissa Taylor

    I would love to share with you the gift of literacy and connecting with grandkids. Ripple Reader lets you record a story from their huge library in your own voice and send it to a special child.

    Please email me for more information. We’d be happy to give you a free recording to try or more for your readers to win.

    Thanks!

    Melissa Taylor

  2. DigiGram Post author

    Travelinoma, thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad that people find useful things on my site. That’s my goal!

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