As I'm sure many frustrated mamas have found out, toddlers love to pull tissues and nappy wipes from their packaging.
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.
Age: Under 5's
Small cardboard box
Ribbons (assorted lengths and colours)
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.