6) Butcher’s String
Who else remembers playing string games for what seemed like hours? From using it as a ribbon in the wind to making cat’s cradle, something as simple and sturdy as butcher’s string could keep a child occupied for quite some time.
5) Wood Scraps for Blocks
Few children wont have a go at stacking blocks, even if it’s just to knock them down again. Whether perfectly milled from the factory or homemade scraps in odd sizes, blocks were a fun time no matter what. And, larger pieces of scrap wood were sometimes just right for use as baby dolls, horsies, or other common toys.
Whether you collected them, took them apart, or drew faces on them, acorns were a fun toy we used to play with often. They could be used to make heads on homemade dolls and, if you found jut the right one, you could occasionally use them as spinning tops.