My husband like to build us things, and so when we found a cheap band saw at Home Depot we had to get it. We’ve been experimenting more with Waldorf education and I’ve been wanting to get the kids some nice wooden toys but the prices are always so steep. Enter the husband. He came up with this fire stacker, based on the Grimm’s company one. He did the cutting and I did the painting, I think it came out pretty well.
He also made the kids birthday spirals and rings for a few of my friends. The tradition is you put in the number of candles for the age as well as some little wooden figures/animals/items to represent your child that year. We bought the figures from The Wooden Wagon, as well as the candle holders and candles.
One other thing he made that the kids love is a balance board. The tutorial came from this site, and took him less than a half an hour to complete. We just used scrap wood laying around, so the cost was pretty much nil.