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Toddler Ribbon Box

by thriftyfrugalfun (follow)
Thrifty is a mum of 3 who is passionate about living a happy, simple and frugal life. You can read her blog at: thriftyfrugalfun.blogspot.com.
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As I'm sure many frustrated mamas have found out, toddlers love to pull tissues and nappy wipes from their packaging.



Toddler Ribbon Box
Your toddler will love pulling on the ribbons


Here is a cheap and simple toy to make for your toddler, which will hopefully satisfy any cause and effect urges to attack the tissue box. It has the added benefit of being great for hand-eye coordination and practicing fine motor skills.

Time:10 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Small cardboard box
Scissors
Paint
Ribbons (assorted lengths and colours)
Tape

Method
First take a small size sturdy box and punch holes in it with the scissors. Make sure to put even amounts of holes on each side of the box. Then paint your box in what ever colour you like.

Paint the box in your chosen colour


When the box is dry, take the lengths of different colour ribbon and thread it through the holes on opposite sides of the box. Make sure the ribbon is much longer than the length of the box. You can use a skewer to help push them through.

Push the ribbon through with a skewer


After the ribbon is threaded through, make sure to tie a knot at both ends.

Inside your box should look like this


When looking inside the box, the ribbons should be diagonally crossed over each other.

Lastly, you can seal up the box using tape.

Let your toddler go wild pulling the ribbons. Each time they pull the ribbon it will get long on one end, but shorter on the other. The knots will stop the being pulled all the way through.


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#Easy
#Parent Craft
#Cheap
#Recycled
#Fine Motor Skills
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