|Another custom Skylander by my son|
I recently built a shelf for my sons Skylanders based off the rough guide on the Skylander Boy and Girl youtube page. The results greatly impressed my son and kept the fire hot for more new home-brewed Skylander material. My son already imagines and draws new Skylanders all the time.
His custom Skylanders got me thinking of character creation in D&D. Then in the Skylanders Trap Team video game I saw d12 dice with the element symbols on their faces. This led me to help my son create a custom d12 out of Sculpey modeling clay. The results were not great but we will try again soon. For hand sculpted dice, bigger might be better.
|Custom Dice & layout Sketch|
The bottom line is that the existing real life miniature toy Skylanders are the perfect way to seduce kids away from video games and the TV, and onto a table with pens, paper, basic math, and infinite imagination.