Carl & Me: Exceptional Toys For Boys is working with a retired carpenter in Georgia. He is employing a small team of workers from an economically disadvantaged area, and they are making handmade toys like this wooden car carrier which will be sold on the website.
Wooden Car Transporter JIMMY ($39.90)
The transporter is 17" long and comes with three removable cars.
The toys are are made of untreated, natural wood that is sanded smooth and can be decorated using paints, markers or food coloring. A playable art project!
As a way to introduce these handmade products, Carl & Me is sponsoring a competition. If you buy one of these car transporters and your child decorates it, send in a picture. Email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl will pick the winner on January 15, 2010.
Linnea and Arielle got to try this out. Linnea could not wait, so she "borrowed" a purple marker and got to work.
Silly, Linnea. That's not what I planned.
I mixed up some food coloring with water to make a paint. Painting is always fun.
And, it requires a lot of concentration.
"What are you looking at?" Linnea likes to mix her colors.
Arielle likes to focus on details.
It's getting pretty...
Linnea invited her car out to lunch.
All done! After a fun morning, the girls had a fabulously colorful car transporter to add to their car collection. Watch out highway, here we come!