This is an easy and fun do it yourself rubber band and nail board project - a perfect gift for your inquisitive toddler.
And this one has a twist: a handy dandy rubber band holder that can velcro on and off AND a durable handle for transporting the board.
To make this project, you will need the following items:
spare rubber bands
nail (I used about 70)
piece of wood (my piece measured 9 inches by 9 inches)
a piece of scrap fabric (mine measured about 7 x 2)
two small pieces of Velcro
2 screws (the kind with the open loop on top)
Begin by sanding down the wooden square so that there are no poky parts for your toddler.
Using a ruler, mark dots every inch or so.
Hammer your nails into every spot you've marked on your wooden square.
Cut your scrap of fabric into a piece that is 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.
With right sides face, sew the strip along the long, 6-inch section.
Turn the piece right side out.
Sew the short ends closed.
At the short end of each strip, sew your Velcro (i placed the "hook" side of the Velcro on my fabric as opposed to the fuzzy piece of Velcro)
Line up the fuzzy side on your wood block to that the "hook" side will fit right on top of it.
Now you have a place to hang your rubber bands!
screw your two hooks to another side of your wood square.
Place twine in the eyes of your screw and tie together.
Now you have a handle to transport your wood block.
Create! The world is your geometric oyster. Enjoy!