Weekly Tip: $1Do-It-Yourself Toddler Toy
Honestly, this idea is so simple I almost feel silly sharing it with you all. BUT it has totally been a lifesaver for me so I figured maybe it was worth telling you about.
First, let me give a little bit of background. Our 15 month old is busy. Yes, I know, all toddlers are busy- I remember how our son was at that age. But she’s very different than he was. She is crazy busy- as in can’t sit still for more than 2 seconds busy. Other than Duplos, she doesn’t play much with toys and so if I find something that can occupy her for more than a couple of minutes I feel like I’ve struck gold.
One day she was getting into everything while I was trying to make dinner. I was feeling rather frazzled, unsure of what to do with her when suddenly it was like God brought to mind an idea I had seen a long time ago (I can’t remember where!). In about 2 minutes I made this toy and it has become like gold to me. In the past month since I made it she has played and played and played with it and I have been able to actually have a few moments of peace now and then as a result. Well, other than when she comes squealing at me to take the lid off and empty it so she can start all over.
So how do you make this $1 Toddler Toy? It’s quite simple.
1. Get a clean, plastic container. (I used an old sour cream container because that was what I had on hand. It’s ugly but it works!)
2. Cut a nickel sized hole in the center of lid and put lid on container.
3. Get some smallish pom-poms. (should be able to find some at the Dollar Store- something like these).
4. Give child container and pom-poms. Show them how to put the pom-poms through the hole.
5. Enjoy some peace.
Caution: If your child is the type that sticks everything in their mouth you’ll want to only use the bigger pom-poms and exercise caution when they are playing with it.Add a Comment