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Inhabitots » Kids in Malawi Make Their Own Toys Out Of Junk!.(via Boing Boing)

This makes me want to give away all our toys and just put a box of ‘stuff’ in the playroom.

Echoes what I’m, perhaps deliberately naively, hoping President Obama’s inauguration speech will do: Further increase the trend towards DIY and making.

One can hope.

Batman

One of my youngest’s batman figures is now more repaired than original.

Repaired, restored, ready...
Repaired, restored, ready...

That’s a big ass BOLT* going through his legs. What you can’t see clearly is that his torso is joined to his legs ALSO with a big bolt.
He still has full movement of his legs and arms, his body twists (easier now, actually) and more to the point:

My 3.25 year old helped me drill and bolt the parts together.

Homo faber meet Homo ludens! What a specious distinction.

*Ironically, my dad just had hip replacement surgery a few weeks back… hm…