Home » DIY Baby Toys, DIY Crafts, DIY Toddler Activities

Make an Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Container

Submitted by on January 30, 2013 – 8:00 am5 Comments

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Yesterday was a very, very cold day. It was -44 C with the windchill, Little C’s playschool was cancelled, and we were stuck inside (unless we wanted to lose all of our appendages outside)!

I had seen this wonderful idea on Pinterest (from Spotted Pony’s blog) to upcycle a large wipes container into a simple baby toy. I thought it was such a fantastic way to reuse an old container and to introduce some tactile play to my 14 month old. Babies have so much fun experiencing new colours and textures. It’s also a neat way to introduce problem solving (“how do I get this stuff in and out of this box”?).

Materials:

  • old, large wipes container
  • fabric scraps (look for lots of different textures and colours and, if you desire, find a fabric scrap large enough to decoupage to the sides of the container)
  • Mod Podge

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Directions:

If you want to decoupage the container, cut out a strip of fabric that is as tall and about 2″ longer than the circumference of the wipes container.

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the sides of the container, stick the fabric to it, and then add another thin layer on top of the fabric. Make sure all of the edges are pasted down and sealed.

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Cut squares out of your different fabric scraps (I used pinking shears so that the edges wouldn’t fray as easily). I cut out different, random sizes.

Stuff the squares into the container. You could also put other sorts of baby-friendly items in the container for Baby to discover (like toys, teethers etc.).

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Watch your baby play! Show her how to take the fabric pieces out of the box and how to put them back in. Rub her hands over the fabrics and introduce texture words to her like “shiny”, “soft” and “rough”.

Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Baby A loved playing with her little toy! It cost me no money to make, and it was a great way to spend some of our “inside time” today.

 Linked to: Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Nap Time, Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party @ Six Sisters’ Stuff & Made by You Monday @ Skip to my Lou

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  • I always spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content daily along with a mug of
    coffee.
    シューズ 直営 recently posted..シューズ 直営My Profile

  • Star wars says:

    What you said made a great deal of sense. But, think about this, what if you typed a catchier post title?
    I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, but suppose you added something to possibly get folk’s attention? I mean Make an Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Container
    | The DIY Mommy is a little boring. You might peek
    at Yahoo’s front page and see how they create article titles to grab people to click.
    You might add a related video or a pic or two to
    grab readers excited about everything’ve got to say.
    Just my opinion, it might bring your website a little bit more interesting.
    Star wars recently posted..Star warsMy Profile

  • It’s appropriate time to make some plans for
    the longer term and it’s time to be happy.
    I have learn this put up and iif I could I wish to recommend
    you few attention-grabbing things or suggestions.

    Perhaps you could write next articles referring
    too this article. I want to read more things approximately it!
    credible cheap camping recently posted..credible cheap campingMy Profile

  • Today the popular toys are often sold out very quickly which means
    that if you are not one of the first ones buying you might not get it.
    Providing appropriate games and letting your child decide when to play while
    setting time limits will maximize the benefits
    of these great educational resources. Open the box and allow
    the toddlers to play with the ball, as long as they follow the
    rules.
    kids toys youtube recently posted..kids toys youtubeMy Profile

  • Hello There. I found your weblog the use of msn. That is an extremely well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read extra
    of your useful information. Thank you for the
    post. I’ll certainly return.
    john deere replacement parts recently posted..john deere replacement partsMy Profile

4 Pingbacks »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

CommentLuv badge