17-oz. plastic bottle, funnel, 2 to 3 cups sand, baby sock, 4 or 5 cotton balls, scissors, white and yellow felt, 2 tiny black pom-poms, tacky glue, 21/2" piece of wire, 2-cm felt ball ($.35 each; tadaastudio.com), Tyvek envelope (81/2" x 11" or larger), washi tape, two colors of yarn
Excerpted from Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Alexandra Grablewski.
Originally published in the June issue of Parents magazine.