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4 Easy Homemade Baby Toys
Make Homemade Toys for Babies
My son is nearly 6 months old and so far we have made some great homemade baby toys. I've learned that you don't have to spend lots and lots of money on buying lots of toys and it is so easy to make fascinating homemade toys. You can have a wide variety of toys just by using many household objects. This article details how you can make:
Homemade treasure boxes for babies
Homemade baby puppets
The best thing about all these homemade toys is that they are easy and take very little effort on your part.
Read on for details of how to make homemade baby toys.
Baby girl photo by Timeless Photography / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
This is how you make a homemade rattle.
Find a small, clear plastic container.
Fill it with rice and pasta.
Put the lid on.
Your baby will love looking at all the pasta and rice moving inside the container.
See my homemade rattle opposite.
Firstly a serious point! Always supervise your baby when using a homemade teether! And don't use any objects which have loose parts!
Babies can use a baby toothbrush as a first teether. This has the added benefit of introducing your baby to a toothbrush so they get used to it before you start brushing their teeth.
Here are some more articles on homemade teethers:
Homemade Treasure boxes
A good play activity for your baby is a homemade treasure box. Fill a box (it can be any box - a medium size cardboard box is good) with lots of objects for baby's to delve into and explore. If you don't have a box you can use a basket or other container. You can use lots of homemade objects. They can include the homemade toys that have already been featured. Use objects with a variety of different textures, colors and sizes. Other ideas include:Wooden spoon Sponge, washcloth Materials with different textures - fuzzy socks, woolly gloves, cotton vest Small mirror Tin with a lid - you could fill it with rice or pasta like the homemade rattle for a different sound Soft make up brush Packet of unopened wipes - my baby loves the crinkly sound of the packet of wipes
Homemade Baby Puppets
Young and old babies love watching puppets. You can use them to put on little puppet shows for your baby. Hide behind the sofa and pop up the puppet for your baby to see. Make noises when the puppet pops up to attract and hold their attention. Or simply hide it behind your back and pop it out for baby to see.
Baby puppets can be made quickly and easily out of materials around the house. To make a simple homemade puppet:
Use a sock - if possible make it as bright and as colorful. Put your hand inside and you have a readymade puppet.
As an additional step you can draw on big eyes, nose and a mouth with a pen. This works well if you have a white sock (see my attempt opposite - okay it's not that great but my son liked it which is the main thing) . Or use googly eyes which you can stick on with glue (If you do this make sure you don't leave baby alone with the sock as there is a risk the eyes may fall off - which can be dangerous!) Or you could use felt pieces and sew them on for a puppet face. Babies love faces so make the features big and bold!
Of course, you can also use soft toys as puppets for a puppet show too!
Wooden spoon - another really quick idea is to use a wooden spoon. Get a marker pen and draw on a face for an instant character. If you want to get creative, use pipe cleaners or tape for hair but make sure babies don't get their hands on it.
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Making homemade toys for baby is incredibly fun and addictive. Few baby crafts are more rewarding than handmade toys. Once you see a child play with and enjoy something you personally made you won't be able to stop!