What were your favorite toys as a child?

Hey everyone!    I’m having fun creating  with the ” Party Games” collection this month.  I found this little sectioned wood box at the craft store a while back, and decided  I wanted to create something showcasing some of the darling little elements from this line.   I adore these photos of my niece and nephew (from the 70’s), that were taken when they were playing in Grandma and Grandpa’s yard one summer day.  These images .. with these photos ..just make me HAPPY!   They made their mom ( my sis) pretty happy when I gave this to her also 🙂   Sure brought back memories for us both.

I used 3 dimentional foam square to adhere the die cut pieces to the  wood box, to give them even more dimension.

The little wood sectioned box was unfinished, so I painted it white.   

I love the bright and colorful game and toy images in this collection.   The other day as I was going through some things in the spare room closet I ran accross something from my childhood, that I had almost forgotten about.   It’s amazing how toys that seem so simple now, seemed so entertaining to us, years ago.  When I was little, my Aunt Ede was the person who took care of me during the day while my parents where at work.  This was one of the toys she had the I remember clearly.  When my Aunt passed way, my parents had this at their house, with their toys.  They have 14 grandchildren so I know this was played with by alot of little ones.  Among those grandchildren were my boys.  Maybe someday?? I’ll have grandchildren that will play with it??

I love it.. simple , sweet, and colorful!  No batteries, flashing lights, graphics, or buttons.    Remember toys like that? lol

Other toys that were my favorites…..  My pink kitchen set, barbies, tinker toys, my dolls ( with the bottle that looked like it really had milk in it), playdoh machine, beauty shop doll head, (who’s hair you could wash and fix),  Candyland, Operation, and later.. the Dating Game (whoo hooo) lol.  But most of all , I LOVED coloring books, paint my number, and just recycled paper my mom would bring home from the office for me to draw, cut and glue with.   Go figure:)

What were your favorite toy or games as a child?  I’d love to hear.


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11 Responses to What were your favorite toys as a child?

  1. Elaine says:

    Hey there Vicki sent me over from Facebook…and I immediately though of my two MOST favorites…first was Spirograph with the metal plates/paper and paints…no mess ups on this one because they would ‘show’ if you screwed up! And then the other fave was my LiteBrite!! Hours of beautiful colors to play with…
    What fun to remember those old toys!

  2. Vicki Chrisman says:

    OH .. How could I forget my beloved Spirograph!!! and light bright! I loved them both so much! I think I would STILL love to play with Spirograph. Colored pens, and great designs… total FUN!

  3. Jan Hennings says:

    Vicki sent me as well 🙂
    hmmm…one of my favorite toys would have to be my barbie dolls 🙂

  4. Mindy Irwin says:

    going down memory lane here…when I was really young I had a little set of bears that I used to make furniture for out of blocks or anything I could get my hands on. I grew up on the edge of an orange grove so the grove held lots of secret hiding places to build my bear houses. Later I loved my spirograph too. Along with tons of paper dolls. I loved making their clothes. Still have them too. I also loved my faux Barbie (her name was Judy)and my Pebbles doll. My mom taught me how to sew also, so I made a lot of doll clothes!!

  5. Vicki says:

    I would have to say “jacks”. My friends and I loved playing jacks. And, when the “giant jacks” came out, that was even better. It is a favorite memory from recess time on the playground!

  6. LindaC says:

    Cute project! As a child I loved anything to do with dolls…and paper dolls. I also loved to color and play school.

  7. {vicki} says:

    Paper dolls were my very favorite
    also liked board games, coloring books and jumprope

  8. RuthAnn Willis says:

    Vicki…what a great shadow box..those papers are wonderful and your project perfect. The comments regarding your post are so much fun to read..and as toys are added..they bring back wonderful memories of the past. Spirograph..colorful pins for Barbies earrings…Barbie Makeup head…doll with the magic bottle..paint by number ( which I still buy for my grandson :-)..life size doll that at the time was taller than I was LOL..Tinker Toys..Pick Up Stiks…wonderful memories and now I want to get out pics of my kids ( 31 and 38 yo now ) to see their favorite toys and do a layout for them with this great paper! Thanks So Much for the trip down memory lane and for Sharing this great project…Have A Great Week…RuthAnn

  9. Vicki Chrisman says:

    This thread is bringing back so many fun childhood memories!! That a kick! So many of the things everyone had mentioned were favorites of mine also. Playing SCHOOL! Oh.. my .. all the time!

  10. Cory Phillips says:

    Id have to say my first favorite toy was my own 45 record player! in a carry snap close case .
    I had recorders that when you put this mirrored carousel piece on the top you could see the doggies jumping wile the song how much is that doggie in the window played. Then it was paper dolls and coloring with super detailed color books then my metal wheel roller skates..then my barbies I played with till up to 8 the grade Id sneek them out once in a while.

  11. Noreen says:

    I played with dolls and paper dolls a lot. I love all the nostalgic things I’m seeing.

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