O and I recently made this rolling toy for E, and she really likes it! We put a marble, bell, pom poms, and pipe cleaners into an empty Coke bottle (2 liter), and we shake it and roll it around on the floor for E. O loves to make things for her baby sister.
Here is a rattle that O made for E for Christmas. It's a plastic test tube that she filled with beads and pom poms. I bought the test tubes after Halloween (they had nasty gooey candy in them.) She made several test tube rattles...one has bells in it and another has small balls in it. We're also planning on making a few discovery bottles for E to enjoy!
Cute. I remember making something siilar to the bottle for Beeper when he was a baby. It was just a spur of the moment, silly idea to throw some things in a bottle for him. It was his favorite toy for quite some time.ReplyDelete
I put pennies into a 20 oz water bottle. My son (10 months) loves to shake it around.ReplyDelete
I was just telling my mom that we needed to make Juliette a water filled glittery eye spy kind of a bottle because she LOVES looking at and manipulating my water bottle. I think she would love this one too!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, those are really cute and easy ideas! Now I wish I had a child small enough to enjoy them! Did you glue the caps on?ReplyDelete
I made the baby rolling/shaking toy out of a water bottle for my oldest and my new little guy seems to love it just as much! Amazing how you can spend money and they like the free stuff and the boxes better!ReplyDelete
just saw your blog for the first time as it was linked to a friend of mine. you're doing a great job with your girls. thanks for all the ideas, activities, and teaching methods. i'm inspired to teach my 2.5 yr old more. thanks again! ~rebecca~!ReplyDelete
What wonderful ideas! Now I want to be sure to save a bottle next time my hubby has soda. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Ive never seen the rattle idea. How cute!ReplyDelete
It's the simplest ideas that are the best, I think! :>) I linked to this on my weekly roundup. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
How funny - I was just looking at a 2 liter bottle today as my 5 mos old was entranced with it & thinking about doing the very same thing and then saw this link! Great minds think alike I guess;)ReplyDelete
I remembered this post from back in 2009 in December when I was pregnant with my daughter. I made a couple of the test tube ones and she LOVES them now! I even put some of them inside the stuffed animals I made for her so they rattle. Thanks for the great idea.ReplyDelete