September 17, 2012

Homemade Hexbug Tracks

We don't really do allowance at our house, but usually I'll give Rex the chance to earn a dollar once a week or so.  He'll do a bunch of extra chores and then he earns his dollar.  He's not a saver yet.  He likes to blow his money on random toys he thinks are cool (but since he's only earning a dollar a week, it takes him a while to buy one.)  His latest purchase was a Hexbug.


If you haven't seen them, they are these little plastic and rubber bugs that vibrate and walk around.  They're actually kind of fun.  He bought a nano, which is small and only costs $6.  I definitely wasn't going to whip out the big bucks to purchase any tracks or accessories.  I thought it would be fun to show him what we could make on our own.  So we got out some shoe boxes and cereal boxes and went to work.


We cut and folded pieces to make tracks and taped it all together.


After saving his own money to buy one, Rex was really excited to know that we could make our own tracks instead of saving more money to buy some.


We learned quickly that they can get a little stuck in 90 degree angles so we added bumpers.


Baden bought one and we made him a track as well.


They've been the hit of the household this week.  Have you made anything fun with cereal and shoe boxes?  Feel free to leave a link.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow.


- Look at this headboard made from rubber mats HERE.  I never would have thought of that, but it looks pretty amazing.

- Did you see Kimbo's play quilt HERE?  I thought it was so cool and smart.  If you were a quilter that would be the coolest baby gift ever.

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