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DIY Indoor Wooden Slide - Jessie Martin
As Locke’s first birthday approached, I asked a few friends what their kid’s favorite toys were when they were his age. Several people said their kids loved their little indoor Fisher-price slides. Over the last few years, I’ve been trying to adopted the quote by William Morris that says, “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” It’s really important to me to try and find toys and baby/kid gear that I think is aesthetically pleasing. I know these items are going to be a part of our home for a long time and we don’t really have any hidden storage spaces – so I can’t hide anything that we bring in. I started doing a Pinterest search to try and find something other than the brightly colored plastic slides I see so often. I couldn’t find anything! I looked for a few days and finally stumbled upon a company in Germany that sells beautiful wooden slides…for over $300. I don’t know what shipping would have been, but I’m guessing not cheap. I decided to try and make one instead of dish out $300+ for my one year old 😉 …