Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DIY Wednesday: Baby Wipe Tub Toy

            I’m sure a lot of you guys have seen these, but since I was already making it, I thought I would share with you how I went about making mine and how easy it really is! It literally takes about 5-10 minutes. You could actually put this together in less time if you use scrap pieces of cloth, rags, etc. I just wanted to put some unused baby blankets to use! The hardest part is folding the cloth so that it comes out like baby wipes do! (For me, at least.)

What you’ll need:
-empty, wiped out, baby wipe tub
-old/unused receiving blanket(s)

1)     Using the tub as a guide for size, measure out the width you want your pieces. (You should end up with about 4 pieces like I did.) I made mine slightly smaller than the tub so that they would fit in it nice and neat.

2)     Cut each piece to the middle of the blanket.

3)     Cut along the top edge of each piece.

4)     Using the picture below as a guide, lay your pieces out to where one is laying halfway on top of the previous one.

5)     Beginning with the end you started from, fold the first piece over like shown in the pictures below. (Sorry. I’m a visual person and from here on it’s just easier for me to explain with the pics.)

6)     Slide your hand underneath this folded part and fold it over on top again about the same length. Keep doing this until you reach the other end of your cloth. This doesn’t have to be perfect or exactly the same length, so long as they are all folded up inside one another to where when baby pulls out one the next one will pop out on its own, like baby wipes.

7)     Turn your stack over to where the fun, colorful, printed, side is facing up and place it in the container.
8)     Pop the first piece up through the hole and you’re done!

Side Notes:
-This project is great because nothing about it really needs to be perfect!
-If you have older children as well, it might be fun to let them decorate the outside of the tub.
-You may want to put some kind of anchor/weight in the bottom of the tub so children have an easier time pulling the cloth out.
-This is a great toy for baby to work on hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving, and also sensory learning! 

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