I was at a local “vide grenier” (garage/yard sale for North Americans) the other day, mainly searching for old cameras, when I came across this great little toy. It just so happens that it was recently my daughter’s birthday and we had a bit of funds sent from her favourite Aunt and Uncle to buy her a present. I paid the asking price as I couldn’t be bothered to haggle for such a fun little toy, and the seller was very interested in who it was for (hoping I was not just going to put it on a shelf I’m sure).
It’s a little wooden caterpillar pull toy. We’d looked at some Plan Toys earlier in the week but they were much more expensive. Don’t get me wrong I believe Plan Toys are worth the price, however with limited funds we were hoping to get her more than one toy for her birthday. I really like the simple design of this toy. I think I might try to make some copies at Christmas for some of our Nieces and Nephews. I think I’d use plywood for the link pieces and dowel sections for the wheels. I’d just use a food grade varnish to seal it up and keep it safe for the kids.