For quiet play time and perhaps to take along to church, or to a function, etc. Use cut-up Dollar Store sponges as blocks during quiet playtime. Takes better fine motor skills to arrange and balance delicate sponges.
cardboard tubes + box = hours of fun! We pieced together TP and paper towel tubes. Used marbles. The kiddo loved it and even still pulls it out to roll the marbles into a dump truck. He wont' let me toss any cardboard tubes now.
Very cool chair from a log! Another example that there is a lot of talent and imagination out there. I sure hope the video boom doesn't stifle this kind of imagination. clever idea, brilliant, how cool, creative