View Full Version : Sticks and string (and a little glue).

02-22-2011, 07:13 AM
I got bored, so did my daughter.
The cupboard got raided.
Found some craft type lolly-pop sticks and umm.... Well you know if you go and get a wax? The little stick things they use to spread the wax on, kinda like tounge depressers? Those.
I'm sure the OH will be pleased. When she finds out about it.
This is what we came up with :)
A see-saw and a swing, banged together in a couple of hours (including the stop for lunch).

02-22-2011, 08:26 AM
O.O It's brilliant! Well done! :) Couldn't have done it better myself, tbh.

02-22-2011, 08:36 AM
They're amazing! espeecially like the little swing its so cute! x

02-22-2011, 09:36 AM
They look great!! I hope your hamster enjoys them :)

02-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Thanks guys. :D
and LOL. Buster's been on the swing already!
He seemed a bit confused for a while, gave it a nibble then after it hit him in the face a few times he figured it out and went for a little swing. :D
He liked it. I think.
Probably. ;)

02-22-2011, 10:26 AM
Woah! They are fab! Love all the colours :D

02-22-2011, 10:34 AM
The craft lolly-pop sticks are 1 out of Wilkinsons ;)
Think theres 30 or so in a pack but I cant remember for sure. :confused:

02-22-2011, 10:45 AM
Wah, the swing is awesome, great work! ;D

02-22-2011, 11:36 AM
Oh they look great! :P I think I'll make a swing too and see what Jenga makes of it.

02-22-2011, 11:36 AM
She'd probably just chew it. :(

02-22-2011, 12:09 PM
It's got to be worth a try. Dunno about you but I find half the fun is coming up with new toys and stuff for the fuzzy one. ;)
What can I say, I like making things. :D

02-24-2011, 03:02 PM
There fantastic 0-0

02-24-2011, 03:57 PM
There great ^_^
I need to start using my noggin and start being more creative. Its about time I made something for my lil guy :)

02-24-2011, 04:03 PM
awww fab :) love how hammies bring out your creative side :) xxx

02-24-2011, 04:12 PM
they're great !! i was wondering what to do with my daughters in the last few days of their school holidays, we need to go get lots of lolly sticks tomorrow i think!!

02-25-2011, 03:11 AM
Love the swing! I was wondering if you could get any swing toys for hammies, maybe I'll have a go at making one. :)

02-25-2011, 03:37 AM

Well the swing is used on occasion, but the see saw he sniffs at and nibbles, then ignores on a regular basis. Ah well.

Got bored the other day again and made sliding 'gates' for the bins, so that its easier to clean one if he is in the other, just makes it simpler to 'isolate' one bin from the other and separate them.

Oh, and it was ok about the waxing spatula things. I was just told to get new ones. :rolleyes:

02-25-2011, 10:07 AM
The sliding door looks great and its a very clever idea :)

02-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Well done Alex, those are some great builds :) Love the door, such a good idea :)