Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fantastic Baby/Toddler Toy!!!

Does you child LOVE to pull all the Kleenex or wipes out of their boxes and make a huge pile around them? Mine has, thankfully, grown out of that stage (mostly). But I made this for one of the kids in my classroom and it was such a huge hit that I thought I'd share it. I found the idea on one of the many web sites I peruse through.

I used an empty wipes box because I thought it was a bit sturdier and would hold up to the use I was hoping I'd get out of it. Cut some fabric into squares (size doesn't really matter but I measured the width of the box and cut my square that big). Cut with Pinking shears so that you don't have to worry about fraying. You can stuff them all inside, you can tie corners together to make one long string of them. I opted to fold mine like wipes so that when one was pulled out another would pop up. I have to tell you that my 5 year old loved this toy. :) Who knew? I made one to keep at home and she came to me and said "Mommy, they're like little kleenex, just my size." So now we have a box of reusable "kleenex". I just toss them in the hamper and wash them with the laundry. I put them in a sock bag just so I wouldn't lose them all.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for linking to my post! So glad this was a hit!