Saturday, February 09, 2008

Kapla blocks

I discovered a set of Kapla blocks at Goodwill. We loved a similar product at the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs.

They're nice, but I'm pretty sure that an enterprising parent could make them.

11 comments:

My Boaz's Ruth said...

You COULD... but how much time it would it take? Cutting all those individual pieces, sanding them to make sure there are no splinters... At least for this mommy, sometimes its cheaper to let someone else do the work for her.

Angela said...

WOW! What a treat! :) My boys love building too.

TracyMichele said...

These blocks seriously retail for around $66!? I have GOT to start shopping with you!! ;)

Beth said...

It would take a LOT of time to make these, I would think. The "secret" to how Kapla blocks work is that they are all identical in size and weight.

My son loves his Kaplas, he makes all sorts of things with them that I would not have thought possible. I'm so glad you were able to find a bargain set for your kids!

Jennifer said...

We have gotten several sets of these on Target clearance and love them. The kids have so much fun.

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Those blocks at the science center at the best. We love those.

Ann Kroeker said...

Very cool. There's nothing like really basic tools to ignite a kid's imagination...even though they do still gravitate to electronics. :(

I really enjoyed your interview with LentilsandRice.

Also, I don't know how you feel about bloggy "awards," but I also wanted you to know that I passed along the Blogger of Purpose button to you today. Just wanted you to know.

Ann Kroeker said...

Wow. I kind of repeated myself in that last comment. I'm a little sleepy today....

Angela said...

Oh those are awesome! We played with them with our then 2.5 year old at a children's museum. They were a blast. I'm glad he's having fun.

Tubo Family said...

Great find, how perfect for Andrew! I agree with the other posters, unless you have access to free hardwood scraps that just need to be cut to length & sanded, making the kappa blocks would be very time consuming.

The Nester said...

We love them too--on sale from $29.99 down to $6 at Target. And I thought we got a deal!