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amother




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Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:30 pm
He is artistic, and enjoys building.
I want something that will take a long time to make that he can enjoy after
something he won't need my help with because I have lots of other kids that are demanding attention

any ideas?
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precious




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:36 pm
A shtender? A backyard clubhouse?
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flmommy




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:39 pm
Diamond art. Let him pick a picture.
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amother




Firebrick
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:40 pm
There are some pretty intricate Lego sets that even adults enjoy.
However, they are not cheap.
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amother




Babypink
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:40 pm
Knitting or crochet.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:43 pm
lego, playmobil, models, snap circuit-build electricity, motorized k'nex, wooden bais hamikdosh kit, noi sukkah, diamond art, more intricate paint by number, braid with lanyards, make his own creations with pop sticks, learn magic tricks
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amother




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Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:44 pm
thank you all - keep them coming. He actually built a shtender (with my husb) recently and just completed a diamond art. He would love lego..but not sure I want to spend that much. When he's bored he drives me bezerk...
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amother




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Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:45 pm
wooden bais hamikdosh kit sounds awesome, where can I get such a thing?
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:49 pm
My 12yo DS loves knex and it is way cheaper than lego. I would suggest buying a large set that comes with a book with lots of different plans. There are lots to choose from between $25-40


He also really enjoyed this set
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.....title
(Thank you to the poster who linked to it before Pesach)
There were a couple of pieces I had to help with, but very minimal and it took him a good few hours.
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 9:58 pm
My 9yr old and 14 yr old were busy building bird houses and then they hung them on trees in our yard. He could paint and decorate them too if he’d like .
My DS was inspired by a library book on birdhouses that he took out a while ago. I’m sure that there are you tube videos with instructions of how to build. My DH bought 6” wooden boards for 1.86 a piece that are meant to be for a picket fence. They cut up those boards and each board was enough for an entire bird house.
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Mama Bear




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 10:07 pm
I subscribed to KiwiCo which is a monthly subscription box with science projects and other things. Looking fwd to getting my first box this week, for my 6 yr old.
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giselle




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 10:09 pm
Another vote for diamond art. We’re not a huge crafts family, but my son loves this.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 10:28 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
wooden bais hamikdosh kit sounds awesome, where can I get such a thing?


someone mentioned the cheaper ones were being sold at KRM. The more expensive ones, the Judaica stores should have.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, May 18 2020, 10:34 pm
Learning to play an instrument, learning to draw realistically & paint on canvas. Learning a new language. Studying the globe, there are electronic ones with info on each space.

Edible perler beads with cut up colored twizzlers.

He can organize a carnival, prize store, make believe hachnosses sefer torah, a daycamp, a voting campaign, a mock wedding, put up a performance with costumes & props etc with his younger sibs.
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studying_torah




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 12:18 am
3d puzzles are awesome - we got last year from amazon
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amother




Pewter
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 12:36 am
There’s a new craft from wise elk with building using real bricks. You can get online or toys to discover sells them. They have big projects which are more costly and smaller ones for 4.99. It feels very real and makes it more exciting
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yiddishmom




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 12:42 am
This is a phenomenal toy to keep boy's busy.

https://toysdepot.net/product/.....-set/
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 12:53 am
Paint by number - difficult level

Learn a skill like typing

Make a home video and edit it.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 4:50 am
Create an audio CD by recording voice, stories, act out a story with different voices, characters among sibs
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amother




Emerald
 

Post  Tue, May 19 2020, 7:06 am
If you want reusability and don’t mind some mess- https://frugalfun4boys.com/bui.....ombs/
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