A busy boy's tool belt

My son loves being a builder. Even though he is only 2 1/2 years old , he is convinced he can take on almost anything, so long as he has trusty wooden hammer and his collection of other tools. It is hardly surprising as we have grown-up builders in working on various parts of the house on a regular basis.

Imagine his frustration when everytime he was faced with a particular job, he could never find the right tool. Hey, we’ve all been there. Cupboards would be checked and toy boxes emptied. Hmmm. We needed a solution.

tool belt

So for Christmas I made him his very own tool belt with plenty of pockets for tools and his collection of wooden nails and screws. I cut up a much loved pair of maternity jeans. There are four pockets with two hidden behind the back pockets from the jeans. I used two strips of velcro for a fastening at the back. I had a Cath Kidson fabric sample with racing cars on it, so I cut it up and used it to decorate the tool belt. I am so pleased with how it turned out. All the materials used were from my stash, so a truly frugal project.

helping Daddy

Now he knows that he has the right tools to help Daddy with any job including changing the washer in the downstairs toilet. Then after a busy day our little builder likes to cool down in his very own mud bath. Happy days.

mud mud glorious mud

2 thoughts on “A busy boy's tool belt

  • Thursday 10 February, 2011 at 8:10 pm
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    This is sooo cute! And your son is too!

    • Friday 11 February, 2011 at 12:29 am
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      Thanks Chelsey. He loves the belt. Over a year now since I made it for him and he still wears it. Still fixing everything .

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