All adults can make toys, the simpler the better, and less “perfect”
is even better! It is the love and attention that went 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.
In this simple and straightforward book of projects, author Gun Lee Blue
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,
she demonstrates how to work with color and form to craft beautiful dolls,
knitted animals, and other playthings that foster creativity and imagination.