I loved playing with my younger brothers'
I had Strawberry Shortcake
dolls which I didn't play with by
kept in a strawberry shaped bag and I would just smell them! (I realise this may sound strange, but let me explain by stating that each had its own
individual scent!). I had a few soft toys knitted by family members which I loved way more than any bought soft toy.
One of the best gifts I ever received was some Fimo
, and from that point on
almost all my toys became redundant as I began modelling my own! What I always thought was cooler still was that I could make cariacatures of family
members which I gave to them as gifts. My Dad still has one I did of him, probably no bigger than abour 5cm cubed, a tiny 3D model of him complete
with with his feet up on the sofa and a can of beer in hand! Seriously, tap it into google images. This stuff is great fun for any age and can produce
some amazing craftwork/artwork.
I have fond memories of the whole family playing board games such as
Pass The Pigs
(The point system still makes me giggle.
used to be called Makin' Bacon back in the day when we had
. Atmosfear used to make me jump and
gave me nightmares, but every weekend I wanted to go back for more!
Though in actuality I spent far more time reading than playing
That would be another good idea for a thread, if it hasn't been done; What were or are your favourite Children's Books?