DIY Toy Washing Machine Ideas?

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Q: I love all of the DIY play kitchens and activity tables that have been featured on Ohdeedoh. However, I am stumped on a similar project - the toy washing machine. My daughter is very interested in helping with the laundry right now, and would really enjoy one, however the price tag for the cool wooden washers is a little out of reach for us. We could do a really simple version, but we would love to figure out how to build one with a turning barrel.

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Examples of turning barrel toy washing machines:

(left) Plan Toys Washing Machine
(right) Little Colorado Washing Machine

Editor: We'd love to know your ideas too! Please share them with Sarah in the comments.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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