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I had a lot of fun making this toy, it is quite time consuming, but the results are well worth it. I am very proud of how it turned out and that I didn’t injury myself while using the hammer.
You will need:
- Piece of wood
- Elastic bands
I went with a piece of wood that was about 7x7in, but you can go with any shape or size. I didn’t want something overly big as I wanted to be able to put the geo-board into my bag and carry it around as a busy bag.
On your piece of wood measure out and mark your grid. I did 1cm apart, which did mean I had a lot of nails to hammer in and also it does mean that the gaps are rather small.
On each of your marks hammer in a nail. Make sure that you do it securely so that they nails won’t come out if pulled.
Now that the geo-board is ready, your little one can start creating pictures and patterns on it. I got a pack of about 100 elastic bands from Tiger for about £1, alternatively you could use loom bands.
EC and YC were very excited about using the geo-board and starting creating all sorts of wonderful patterns on it. As I had made the grid quite small we found it easier to use one of those hook things you use when making things with loom bands.
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