Thursday, September 29, 2011

homemade glitter wand!

this weeks craft was one i've seen floating around pinterest a lot and something i thought corbin would love to make! we hit up the dollar store for glitter and colorful poms. i dug thru our recycle bin for a water bottle that i filled half way up with water. and cut up some ribbon we had laying around. [other fun ideas are mini dice, beads, and anything else tiny enough to fit thru the top of the water bottle.] 
i laid it all out on a tray while he was napping and after he woke up and had some snuggles i showed him the set up. he was stuffing the poms in the water bottle before i even had a chance to explain! it was a great opportunity to talk about colors and textures.
stuffing stuff into water bottles-SUPER EXCITING!!
serious hand-eye coordination going on!
after all the pieces were stuffed inside corbin helped sprinkle some glitter in and twist the lid back on.
then he tipped it upside down and shook it and even tried taking a drink!
later i used hot glue to keep the lid closed tight. but i gotta be honest, he hasn't really played with it much since we made it. i'm on the lookout for some mini tractors or maybe fun shaped erasers to stuff inside the next one!

3 comments:

  1. My Stroller Strides instructor brought mini-versions to class for the kids to play with but it never occurred to me that the most fun part might be MAKING it. DUH! We're definitely doing this!

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  2. AWW!! That's such a great idea! I'm so gonna try it :)

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  3. ummm....i'll be making one or eight for myself this weekend ;)

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