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Babies learn by exploring the world around them. You don't need to buy expensive toys and can easily make your own fun things for young children. My toddler and I made these together for his little brother and they've both been enjoying playing with them all morning.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Plastic bottles
Pipe cleaners
Mini pom poms
Aluminium foil
Super glue
Strong tape

Method
Collect up small, clear empty bottles and dry thoroughly first.



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Fill each bottle with different materials.
My baby's big brother helped to put the pom poms in the first bottle.



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Scrunch up aluminium foil and rip some smaller pieces too. They make a good sound and reflect the light.
Bright pipe cleaners are also interesting to look at.
Super glue the lids closed and for extra safety, tape it too.



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There are lots of other fillings you can try. Here are a few more ideas.

Colour some water with food dye, add some baby oil for viscosity and add some glitter.
Rainbow rice or go one step further with a Find It Rice bottle.
Small pasta shapes.
Small bells.
Little coloured buttons

The aim is to find a variety of different materials that will be visually stimulating or create different sounds when given a shake.



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#Sensory
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