Home made toys for 0-12 month old?

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  1. Liesje

    Liesje Well-Known Member

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    What are some homemade toys you've given your infant?

    ...I'm not talking about crafty people who knit/sew... Just ordinary things like crinkly paper, water bottles, etc :winkwink:
     
  2. BabySeal

    BabySeal Mom of a Baby Boy!

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    No matter how many toys there are to play with LO withh always rather play with random tupperware containers and lids.. I let him play with the mismatched ones from my kitchen lol. He also likes smacking plastic measuring cups on things.
     
  3. rice/pasta in a bottle.
     
  4. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    Wooden spoon, pastry brush, our cork coasters, plastic measuring jug, empty water bottle with dry pasta in. keys, saucepan.. X
     
  5. alienbabe4321

    alienbabe4321 Mummy to gorgeous Louis

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    I've knitted a couple of little teddies for Louis, one of which has become his favourite.

    I've also made a rattle. I used the stiff card centre from a roll of nappy bags, coke bottle lids to seal it, rice to fill it, and a pair of Louis' old socks to cover all the internals and make a handle.
     
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    Natsku Well-Known Member

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    Empty bottles, tub lids, the wood pile (Ok I don't want her playing with the last one but its very hard to keep her away) and turning her changing mat upside down for her to slide about on.
     
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    Unopened packet of crisps! Empty plastic bottles with dry pulses in them. wooden spoons. Keys!
     
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    fidget Pregnant Mama Bear

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    empty plastic bottles, i have a set of plastic cups, plates and bowls which i chuck on the kitchen floor when i'm cooking. he likes the cups best as they roll around lol. empty packets of wipes, envelopes, the fake stones out of my fake fireplace (i don't give these to him, it's a daily battle to keep him away from them, despite the pillow and tea towels stuffed in there :dohh:)
     
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    I use plastic bottles with rice in but I also put 'forbidden' things in them, eg, she likes to play with pens so I put them in a bottle so she can have a look at them without chewing them!
     
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    joel loves saucepans and a wooden spoon as a little makeshift drum kit
     
  12. shelley22

    shelley22 Mummy, Daddy and Oliver

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    ill be making bottles with water and glitter in, water and oil, coloured water, beads, rice, pasta, bits of coloured balloons in water, sand and water. Different materials; fluffy material, crinkly material, silky material, sponges,

    I am a nursery nurse so sensory toys that you make are a great thing to have!
     
  13. Liesje

    Liesje Well-Known Member

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    This is what I was after, I'd like to have a variety but I just don't have the extra money to spend $5-$20 on nonsense items that might only get played with a few times.
     
  14. Liesje

    Liesje Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! These are all great, please keep them coming!
     
  15. shelley22

    shelley22 Mummy, Daddy and Oliver

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    You can google things like treasure baskets and making sensory bottles and that may give you more ideas x
     

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