I call these Busy Work toys. They are mostly for Sacrament Meeting but occasionally I pull them out when Ruth's bored or I need her attention elsewhere. The first 2 ideas I stole from a friends Mom, who in turn stole it from someone else.
- That is an old Parsley container. It needs to be Parsley so the holes are big enough for the Pipe Cleaners. It cracks me up to watch Ruth put them in the hole then carefully and sloooowly push it down and in.
- That's a Take and Toss cup (the bowl w/lid is nicer because it's a wide base) with a hole in the lid the size of a dime. You want the hole to be just big enough that the fuzzy's fit, but small enough that it takes some effort.
- 1 size fuzzy for each container. It's a Dump and Sort thing.
- I call this one Sewing, but Ruth calls is Cookie. 2 shoe laces (I think I'm going to switch to ribbon) and the shaker tops from all the spices in my cupboard. I have to take those off every time I measure something out, and it was bothersome, so I took them off, washed them up, used permanent marker on the rims and SHAZAAM! Sewing for Ruth.
If you girly's have any Busy Work ideas PLEASE share them, I need more.