DIY Toddler Toys – Part II
- Colored pipe cleaners (or straws, which I actually think would work better!)
- Parmesan cheese can
- Cut your pipe cleaners a standard length (mine are about 6″) and bend over the ends so they aren’t sharp!
- Clean out your Parmesan cheese jar, peel off the labels (and scrub with Gu-Gone if necessary), and add a vinyl decal (if desired!).
- Load the pipe cleaners in the jar give to baby!
The next toy was the over-all hit of the whole toy box for both my son and my friend’s son…these super easy Glitter Bottles:
- Clear pastic bottles (mine were $1.99 from Michaels)
- Plastic beads (don’t use painted wooden ones – the paint chips in the water!)
- Glitter (this packet of four pods was $1 fom Michaels)
- Water (not pictured)
- Gorilla Glue (not pictured)
- Put beads into empty bottle.
- Put glitter into bottle along with beads.
- Fill bottle with water. (Note – I read on some websites to add baby oil to keep everything suspended! Don’t do it! It made my bottles all clumpy and yuck! I had to re-make mine! The water works just fine!)
- Add a drop or two of coordinating food coloring.
- Glue tops shut with Gorilla Glue
Last up…the Colored Pom-Pom Game!
This one is super easy too! You will need:
- A plastic jar with removable plastic lid – just look around your house and see what kind of jars you have on-hand that you can use! I used our couscous jar!
- Colored pom-poms – I bought mine at Michaels, and then discovered the Dollar Store has them too!
To put them together:
- Cut holes in your jar lid. I traced a nickel and cut out the holes with a scissors.
- If desire, add coordinating colored vinyl to each hole and a vinyl decal on the front of the jar.
- Load the pom poms into the jar and give to baby!