For the past couple of months I have been buying toys and stashing them for Christmas and her January birthday. However, every now and again I like taking out something "new" for my little peanut to play with; especially when I need a few minutes to get something done.
After looking over Pinterest and various blogs I came up with the following two "homemade" ideas so as not to have to go to the store and buy something BEFORE Santa was able to come to our house:)
The first homemade toy that I put together came from an idea I spotted here. I took an old plastic water bottle that was in the recycling bin and dropped in 3 clothes pins. My little peanut first just shook the bottle like a rattle and then she asked me to take the top off. She then enjoyed dumping out the clothespins and dropping them back in. FUN!
The second homemade toy came from a post I saw over at Dirt and Boogers (I really love this site). I took an empty puff container and took the plastic off the outside. I cut an "X" with sharp scissors on the cover and cut a few pipe cleaners in half.
She practiced emptying the container.
And then stuffing back in the pipe cleaners. She entertained herself for some time - independently too:)