Repurpse Baby Items into Learning Activities

For the last 17 months I have kept every container, baby food jar and wipe box we have used. Why you ask? Because every single one has the potential for a great craft project 🙂 Luckily I am a master at packing and organizing so it wasn’t much of an inconvenience.

We will be visiting family for the holiday and will be in the car for about 7 hours. I wanted to come up with some quite activities to keep Parker busy. All three of these projects were super easy, only took about 30 minutes to make all of them and cost under $10.

Puff containers are wonderful for crafts. I have collected several of these and have quite a few projects in mind. For this one, I just removed the wrapper, used a utility knife to make some holes and trimmed down colorful pipe cleaners to fit inside. The will keep Parker entertained for awhile and help him work on his fine motor skills. 

This was a lil’ Crunchies container that I wrapped some scrapbook paper around. I have collected a ton of these since Parker absolutely loves them! I made different size holes for poof balls to go through. Well see how many times Parker tries to put them in his mouth in the car!

Parker is always trying to pull wipes out of the box so I thought it would be nice to make him something where he could pull things out. I purchased a bunch of fabric swatches from JoAnn Fabrics and ripped them into quarters. Then I cut a whole in the top of the box to make it easier for the fabric to be pulled out. He already started playing with this one and really likes it!

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Thrift Store Finds: Name Stool

Thrift Stores are one of my favorite places to go for inspiration and to find the perfect fix me up pieces. I was browsing in one of my favorite shops and found this piece. Since my sister’s name is Sarah and she just moved into her own apartment, I thought this would be adorable in her kitchen.

For a whopping $3.90 it was a great steal! Just needed a little goof off and a touch of paint to make it a little more sophisticated.

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