By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
This is a little take on the vintage climbing bear toy adapted for Valentine’s day. If you’re not familiar with this toy, you basically hang it in a doorway then pull on the strings, alternating sides, while the toy climbs up.
I started with a wooden disc, some bakers twine, wooden caps and a craft stick (if you have a thicker leftover piece of wood, I highly recommend using that instead. My popsicle stick did not hold up well.)
I gave the wooden disc a sanding then drilled two parallel holes through the disc. I highlighted the pencil lines I drew in pink. They helped visually guide me to drill straight holes.
I created a little loop of twine to hang the toy and attached the twine to either end of the popsicle stick using hot glue to hold everything in place. I threaded the twine through the two holes in the disc then hot glue gunned the ends to the wooden caps.
I hung the toy on a door and showed my son how to play the game. The craft stick broke after a few tries so I’ll be looking for some scrap wood to replace it soon.