Friday, May 6, 2011

Wipes Case Laptop is Looking for Love

Wipes Case Pic 1

Game on! The first round has begun…
Please race over to Naptime Crafters to vote for my project your top 3 favorite projects!
(Hopefully mine is one of them! Show me some love faithful readers!)
(click on any picture to go vote)
Wipes Laptop 6 
We live in a pretty high tech environment and our children are more technologically savvy than we are most of the time! Still, it is nice to keep things simple and less gadget-y, too. I created the (Low Tech High Tech) Wipes Case Laptop to allow my young children to flirt with technology but stay within a zone their imaginations can handle.

I made a simple version for my older girls several years ago. (And I would show it to you, but my daughter put them in one of her many purses the other day and we can’t locate them—arghh!!) This has proven to be one of the all-time favorite toys for my children. A new and updated version for my youngest daughter has been on my to-do list for quite a while. When she saw me working on these, she was ecstatic and could hardly wait to get her hands on one.

With a “screen” that she can change and a (semi-educational) keyboard to tap away on, she is pretty entertained for long periods of time. My favorite part is that I can easily slip it into my purse and it is handy for a little entertainment. I like to have extra paper for new “screens” with this so she can draw a picture or we can write a note together when we need a distraction (doctor’s office, long lines at the grocery store—you know what I mean!). Another big bonus is that loose parts are optional and they can be stored inside of the case.

Pretty advanced for low tech, don’t you think?

Now you’ve seen my entry, please think to yourself, “That girl is a craft genius!!” and then run over to Naptime Crafters to vote for me. (And two other stellar projects!)
Voting is open now until mignight on Sunday MDT. Don't procrastinate!
(click on any picture to go vote)

***I will also share a tutorial with you next week.***


Unknown,  said... May 6, 2011 at 10:34 PM  

DYING for this tutorial. Though I'm sure I could figure it out, I just think this is too stinking cute!

Maggie Massey,  said... May 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM  

Just got back from voting for you!!! BEFORE I even saw your post!! ;) This rocks, Tammy!!!! Love it - what an amazing idea!!!

April @ Sewing Novice,  said... May 6, 2011 at 10:58 PM  

I voted for you! Even if I didn't follow your site I would have voted for the laptop! Very clever and can't wait for the tutorial! Good luck!

Anonymous,  said... May 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

This really is an imaginative idea! With cute on TOP! You have my vote :)

Alayna,  said... May 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I didn't realize this was your project. I LOVE it! Oh, and I did vote for you. This project was my favorite:)

Melanna,  said... May 8, 2011 at 2:45 PM  

Oh my goodness! I DID think you're a crafting genius. I NEED this. My almost 3-year old's latest obsession is typing on the computer ("checking her email" as she calls it - gee, I wonder where she gets that?). This is so stinkin' cute! I'm going to vote right now.

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