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21. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

Quoting CupCake

Quoting IronChef

Wouldn't the chocolate melt!

I didn't say the toy was made of chocolate!!

Now I'm confused.

Call me a food nerd but I love getting new kitchen gadgets. My favorite was a Christmas present last year from my mates back in Virginia. It was a Japanese turning slicer. You can put vegetables in it and turn them into ribbons and strings. Great for garnishing.

Would a hacky sack be considered a toy? I used to love'em. Other than that I guess I really like wooden puzzles. Thankfully they come with the instructions for putting'em back together. If you don't put them back together the same night you take it apart - you're screwed!

22. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting rbyslipahs

Gotta say--thumbs up to the classic cardboard kitchen appliance box! Didn't you people ever make a fort??!

We used the picnic table covered with blankets as a fort. That, and the imaginary house in the easy-climbing tree. Come to think of it - the tree wasn't all that easy... Most of the kids couldn't climb it which made it even more special. (Until they would take the picnic table hostage...)

23. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

One Christmas my sister and I got a deck of massive playing cards - I think they reached up to our knees. We would sit in the big hallway at home and build cards houses for our Weebles and Barbies until my Dad came home and freaked out at the mess (he's a neat freak). The best toys are usally the most simple!

24. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting IronChef

Would a hacky sack be considered a toy?

Hacky sacks always remind me of 3rd year design. 2:30am, we were exhausted, out of ideas, had no idea how to make the damn thing work,....so we decided to play hacky sack in the dorm hallway !

Quoting rbyslipahs

thumbs up to the classic cardboard kitchen appliance box! Didn't you people ever make a fort??!

This became a necessity first time I went winter cottaging in my friend's unwinterized cottage. -22degC outside during the day, we built a "fort" in the living room next to the fire to keep the heat from rising upwards. Put our sleeping bags inside and went to bed. Still woke up with icicles in the front zipper of my bag. :)

25. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

Quoting rbyslipahs

thumbs up to the classic cardboard kitchen appliance box! Didn't you people ever make a fort??!

This became a necessity first time I went winter cottaging in my friend's unwinterized cottage. -22degC outside during the day, we built a "fort" in the living room next to the fire to keep the heat from rising upwards. Put our sleeping bags inside and went to bed. Still woke up with icicles in the front zipper of my bag. :)

And here I thought you were going to say you used it instead of a sled or toboggan. That's what we would use if the snow was to wet for the sled (with runners) and the older kids had gotten to the toboggan first. Improvisation good!!

26. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

And here I thought you were going to say you used it instead of a sled or toboggan. That's what we would use if the snow was to wet for the sled (with runners) and the older kids had gotten to the toboggan first. Improvisation good!!

No, for that you need a good long thick coat so you can go body surfing down the hill !

27. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

We just hopped into giant garbage bags...now those babies can pick up speed! (Although bumps are a killer...)

28. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

Metal sheet pans from the kitchen. Nothing better to try and slide down some fresh powder when you're snowed in at work.

29. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

I don't know....All these accoutrements are nice but for me, you can't beat the sensation of sliding downhill on your ass.....

30. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

You just can't get up enough speed. There was a place in New Hampshire we used to take truck inner tubes to. It was called hang glider hill. They would hang glide off of it in the summer but in the winter when the snow set in - man, you could get going to about 35-40 mph comin' off that sucker!