These latch boards have been a hit in our house for a while now. With both me and Reid. I love that all the pieces are connected and none can get separate and lost. Reid loves playing with the latch boards at the table while I make dinner or in the car. One pretty much lives in the car all the time.
These were super simple to make. I think the hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry.
Two random scraps of wood. Ours are about 6” x 1’
Random Pieces of Hardware
1. Sand. I quickly sanded our scrap wood to make it all smooth. I also rounded out the corners a little as well.
2. Paint. I used masking tape to separate the two colors on mine. I went with a John Deere and Construction color scheme.
3. Clear Coat. I did two thin coats of clear coat on each piece of wood... to hopefully protect the paint from toddler damage.
4. Attach Hardware. We headed to Lowe's and picked out 10 different pieces of hardware. Each board has 6 latches/hooks on it. Two on each are a double.
Shortly after we finished these, we headed to Philly, a 6 hour car ride, Reid played with the one board for the entire car ride. With the exception of his naps that is.
These really do hold his attention well. So far I would say he likes the chains and door catch the best.
Note the pirate smile. It was a phase for a month or two that we have finally moved past.
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