My son has been very fond of weird and cheap toys lately – spoons, boxes, dvd cases, tissue wrappers, and many others.
So I thought I might as well take advantage of this by creating an interesting toy out of practically nothing. And then this morning came the birth of the discovery bottle.
It took me less than 10 minutes to do this, despite the boy’s constant grabbing of everything I am holding (you can even see his small hand’s shadow in one of the pictures). >_< He couldn’t wait to get his hands on it.
Try it for your little one too!
What you need:
An empty plastic bottle (Tip: Choose a thick one so it can withstand throws and falls, you know, kids love throwing anything.)
Lots and lots of colorful items – Beads, Buttons, Coins, Glitters, etc. Whatever clutter you want to get rid of that can fit in the bottle. (Mine is a bit empty, ugh, I will fix that later.)
1. Clean the bottle, make sure it is spill-proof.
2. Put the thingies inside.
3. Add water, but don’t fill it to the rim since those little hands might find it too heavy to hold.
And… you’re done! Change it any day. Put anything inside. Make as many as you can. Go creative and crazy!