Saturday, May 15, 2010

Craft of the Week: Scrap Wood Geoboard

When I realized I had a small supply of scrap wood from a defunct door frame, I took the opportunity to make own own geoboard at home.   While a larger board is nice, the size I made is more portable;  I tossed it in the van as an activity option for our recent road trip to Oklahoma.

For my kids, manipulating the geoboard usually holds their attention for about 10 minutes or so.  When we play with it together, parent and child, they enjoy it even more.  It's fun to create and rearrange all kinds of geometric shapes with those stretchy bands.

I have an additional piece of wood about the same size as the one in the picture; I am contemplating laying a second board next to the current narrow geoboard to create a double-sized version.

Materials Used:

Scrap wood
Nails
Hammer
Rubber bands (we used colored hair bands, but latex rubber bands are best)
Paint, optional

This project idea is linked to Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple and
abc button
http://www.thethriftyhome.com

4 comments:

Laura PARING DOWN said...

What a simple fun way to use a small piece of recycled wood.

Bravo!
Laura

Susan Tipton said...

I'm definitely doing this!

Kaysi said...

What a fun idea, I love it!

Mama Jenn said...

Very cool! We made a similar geoboard with push pins.

Thanks for linking up!