DIY Toddler Busy Board

Hey, happy Saturday to all!

Today us the Gordon’s took a trip to our nearest Home Depot. I been wanting to do this busy board just needed to pick up the materials.

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Scottie as of right now is very curious and wants to explore it all! Anything that catches his eye he immediately goes for it(either to touch or put in his mouth)… When does that stage end??

To keep Scottie occupied and out of things he shouldn’t go near, this busy board will help him explore new items. It will also be helpful with his fine motor skills. Fine motor skills is very important during this stage.Want him to be able to grab, pull, turn on/off, slide, lock, and open & close. The everyday life useful things.

I first painted the plywood, gave it three coats. Any paint would do if you want to paint it. After that I had my husband attach all gadgets all over the board either with screws or double-sided tape. Of course, we only included items that were safe!

Final product!

Love how it came out. I labeled it so it makes it easy to know what is what. Had to have my husband tell me some names cause I didn’t know there was so many different bolts.

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The Gadgets

Mirror Light switch – fun to flip-up and down (and learning for the future to turn on/off the lights) it’s also mirror so he is able to see himself.

Velcro strip – a heavy-duty velcro strip. The sound and the rough texture for his hands while its making the loud sounds while ripping it off the board.

Door bell – the movement of pushing in an object

Two shower knobs – movement of having to turn your hand around side to side, if done fast enough it spins

Fine sanding block –the texture of the block being rough on one side and smooth on the sides.

Blot lock –the movement of sliding back and forth

Latch lock– another one that has the movement of open and close, and it has to be giving a bit of pressure of it to close

Slide bolt – another one that slides back and forth but its in a bigger handle to work with

Battery tap light – pushing in to see the light appear (turning on effect)

Chain door guard –the sliding right to left with a chain

Pulley system –pulling up and down on the rope

Door knob –movement of turning hand around side to side

Pull-chain plastic lamp -pulling down and hearing the click

Outside water nozzle -one of the hardest to do of turning hand side to side

Scottie was able to play with it this afternoon and he LOVED it! He was just so curious to see what everything did. I’m so excited to see how he will act tomorrow with it!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

 

A Little About The Gordon’s

Hello.

I’m Ahinoa; wife to Scott and
mama to Scottie + our fur baby Leon.

My little familia.

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I first met my husband when I was 18 at a Halloween party! Few years went by and we met again when I was 21 for “our first official” date. As my husband would say it was definitely  love at first sight. Our love just got stronger. We were what you can say that last piece to the puzzle that was missing in our lives, he truly is my best friend! In 2012 I was engaged to the man of my life. We wasted no time and  planned it all. I married my best friend  on February 15, 2014. It was truly the wedding I always dreamed of; best of all it was with the man I wanted by my side.

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YES it snowed! but my pictures came out BEAUTIFUL

We then welcomed our “Viking” baby Scottie into our family on September 22, 2015. My whole life changed when I set eyes on my precious little boy. I never knew how much love you burst out right when you meet your precious little baby. I have enjoyed so much staying home with Scottie. Both Scottie and I have learned so much in the past 10 months. Me of course this whole world of being a mom, and Scottie learning all about this new world that he is in. Let me tell you its going great, and I love being a MOM! Scottie is learning and exploring new things everyday. It’s just an awesome experience to be able to catch and cherish all the new milestones he is coming across.

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I have always been creative; from DIY projects to decorating for the holidays. I have that interest in always making or creating something new. The holidays have always been my favorite. My house during my favorite holiday “Christmas” is always decorated! Every year  I create new joyful things. Yes I do enjoy all the crafts stores more than I should.  Each year I change-up the theme just cause I enjoy it so much! The other thing that I been very interested in is photography. Love capturing smiles, cries, dirty diapers, messes all over, and the list can go on! I have always enjoyed taking pictures, but ever since Scottie was born I have created a passion for it. I have been capturing so many beautiful moments of my son and I’m thrilled that I’m just getting better at it everyday!

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This blog adventure is something I been thinking of doing since Scottie was born. Gave myself that extra push and decided to give it a try! I will now continue to blog my mama journey, DIY, my obsession over decorating for the holidays, photography, and all the adventures that we will make!

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