Magical Scarf Toy
- At least 3 scarves
- An empty container of oatmeal or square Kleenex box
Now here's the how to:
First, find an empty container of oatmeal (as shown above), or square shaped Kleenex box. Then tie your scarves together to create one continuous strip.
Then place the scarves inside and pull out the end of one side through the top opening. (If using the oatmeal container, you have to cut a hole out)
To play the game of Magical scarves, just dangle part of the scarf in front of your curious little one. They should happily grab ahold and enjoy pulling and pulling until all of the scarves come out (like they do with Kleenex's). You can also play with the scarves across the room by zig zagging them on the carpet, tug-o-war, or by holding the filled container of scarves high above their head and have them reach and climb for the scarves like a giant beanstalk!
So, listen to what your mother said about finding double use for everyday household goods as toys. After all, who doesn't have a kid who is thrilled at the sight of a spatula, measuring cups, or Tupperware?
Oh, and as a side note, the other purchased toys are great and he has enjoyed playing with them too. I like how the Playskool Poppin' Pals teaches him cause and effect, and he loves the surprise when they pop up! The drum is also fun since he LOVES to bang on things. I got it because the reviews said the music/sounds aren't annoying. So true! The tunes have a Caribbean feel and are very tolerable and fun. But, like I said, nothing gives him a smile like his Magical Scarf Toy!
Any home-made toys/games that your child really enjoys?
I'd love to hear about 'um!