You may think this small blue object is just an average oil funnel, but you would be wrong.
When our son was little he swiped this from Daddy’s things.
It’s first use was a trumpet, but at times it took a turn as a saxophone or a mutated flute.
He proceeded to use it as a telescope and a gun – an all in one kind of weapon to spot the approaching enemy and blast them to pieces.
I can’t even remember all the things he used it for.
I thought the girls would pass over this simple blue funnel, but they’ve had just as much fun with it.
They used it for a microphone and a scepter – obviously they’re more into entertaining others than blasting them.
Occasionally the funnel/imagination toy goes missing (ok – sometimes I hid it on purpose). Sooner or later it’s gleefully found and used for countless other scenarios.
The girls were using it in their play kitchen, but real water is much more fun.
So, if you are in need of a cheap toy that can be used to challenge the imagination of boys and girls look no further than your local auto parts store.
P.S. My husband never used it for oil. It never made it that far. See that remnant of sticker left on it? Our son took it when the sticker was still brand new.
P.S.S. We do buy our children real toys…occasionally. Do you have any favorite-toys-that-aren’t-really-toys at your house?