Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So simple, and yet so much fun!

A few days ago, while on vacation, my 11 year old grandson found something he couldn't live without. 
Keva Planks 
   They are apparently the new 'Lincoln Log'.

Anyway he had a hankering for a set, but 100 planks =  $50.00. He showed up yesterday morning, and asked poppy if he could make him something similar, so he and poppy went to the wood working shop, and started measuring. In about 1 hr, they had made 71 pine planks out of scrap lumber. Of course when 8 year old grandson showed up yesterday afternoon, he fell in love too. So now they are down in the shop,making more.  I think they've made 68 more already today.

Add Grave Digger and a couple of other monstor trucks
and you can see
how much fun 2 boys can have
with simple pieces of wood.
Who says they need expensive toys.
And they store in a small space, since they are all exactly alike.
The other good thing about this little project, poppy is showing the kids how
they don't have to spend money to have what they want all the time.
That homemade works
and they had the opportunity build something themselves.
Next project is some bird houses
for them to paint and hang.

this tower is
4 ft 10 inches tall.


Tete said...

Now, that's using your noggin'! Homemade is always better than store bought and the memories will last longer than they will ever imagine. Long after the planks are left behind.
Hugs- Tete

honeysmom said...

What a great idea and a great project to do with their grandfather!

NanaDiana said...

What a great job! I have never heard of those planks...probably because we have all girls and BabyE is not old enough yet to know about things like that! I used to love Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. He is sure growing up, Jettie! And I love that your hubby let him help make them. Hugs- Diana