If you have a toddler running around at home, you are probably always looking for new, cheap and easy ways to keep her entertained. We buy all these fancy toys but at the end of the day our little ones always end up playing with something simple like a cardboard box.
My 14-month-old loves to play with her baby wipes. If she gets a hold of the box she will pull every last wipe out of it and tear it all to pieces. It does keep her occupied for a little while though until I catch her and get to clean up the mess.
So I thought about giving her what she wants, but on my terms. I turned an empty baby wipes box into an activity and sensory game for my little toddler and she loves it!
What you need:
- Empty box of baby wipes
- Scrap pieces of fabric or felt
- Cut your scrap fabric into strips that fit into the wipes box. I didn't make them too long but the length is really up to you.
- Fold each piece of fabric or felt so that it overlaps with the following piece.
- Put the entire stack into the box of baby wipes and let the top one hang out of the hole top.
- Watch your toddle get busy!
Extra Tip #1: Mix colors and textures of the fabric pieces for added sensory play. I mixed some felt in with regular fabric and kept it colorful.
Extra Tip #2: You could add a little treat at the bottom of the box or add a few special surprises in between the pieces of fabric