All adults can make toys, the simpler the better, and less “perfect” is even better! It is the love and attention that goes into the making of the toy that really stand the test of time. By paying attention to the color, texture, smell, and shape of something, one enables the young child to create an inner picture, and imaginative play will flow forth.’
— from the Foreword by Leslie Burchell-Fox
This simple book of projects encourages adults to take up the joyful task of making toys for the children in their lives.
Using a few basic techniques and classic, archetypal shapes, Gun Lee Blue demonstrates how to work with colour and form to craft beautiful dolls, knitted animals and other playthings that foster creativity and imagination.
This is a fully illustrated guide to making beautiful toys and playthings for children. Includes colour photographs and black and white patterns.
Gun Lee Blue is an early childhood educator teaching in the nursery at the Brooklyn Waldorf School, Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. She completed her early childhood teacher training at Sunbridge Institute. Toy Making is her first book.