DIY Wooden Heart Toy

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By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.

Wooden Climbing Heart Toy

Valentine's Day Wooden Climbing Toy

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.

materials for DIY wooden climbing toy

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.)

sanding and drilling wooden disc

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.

tying bakers twine to popsicle stick

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.

adding wooden dowel 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.

Valentine's Day Wooden Climbing Toy

close up of diy wooden heart toy

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