As you know, a great favourite in perheeni is the Packing Tape Toy, and I have even sent some out as gifts and the recipients have confirmed these are great fun. So I have persuaded Äiti to show how they are made. They are very, very easy to make - and in fact this one was done before Äiti's cup of tea was ready to drink.
So you need: packing tape, maybe about 1m, thicker cord, a cable tie (for some reason there are four in the picture), scissors, pliers and a flame - this is why we have the lighter. The cup of tea is optional.
If it meets with approval, you have succeeded.
Remember though that string toys can get tangled and also some of us like to eat the string, so make sure that it is used safely.
If anyone does make one, send us a photo of it being played with - we'd be very proud! And if any companies are reading and want to market this - we got the idea first so we should get all the profits, hehehehe.
We have found this is a great interactive toy for many of us to play. Our string is over a metre long so many of us can join in as it is swung around the living room.