My good friend came in town a few weeks ago with her 7 month old daughter, V, who is one month older than my Baby E. My friend requested that we make discovery bottles for our babies. I never pass up an opportunity to make toys for kids, so we went right to it.
So we took off for the Dollar Tree to get our supplies. We bought hair gel, beads, glitter, shampoo, blue glass gems, and googly eyes. We also used rainbow rice and pom poms that I already had.
With the cuteness of two babies and beautiful discovery bottles, how could I not blog about it too?!
We made 6 bottles for each of the babies…I left out the googly eye one in the pic…sorry.
- The orange one is shampoo, blue gems, and glitter. It wasn’t as pretty as we had hoped, but the babies didn’t seem to mind.
- One had water, blue gems, and glitter. We liked how the gems fell and the glitter rose to the top.
- I made some rainbow rice and added it to this bottle. The babies really liked this one because it made sound too.
- Pom poms went into another.
- Next we had water with orange, blue and white beads. Another one that is really liked. We thought it was neat that some beads sank while others floated.
- The googly eyed one had hair gel and googly eyes. The eyes don’t move much in it so I think I’d do just water next time.
Let’s see them in action, shall we?
The babies LOVED these! They shook, chewed, examined, and played with the bottles for most of the afternoon.
The best part. They are simple, cheap, and provide hours of great sensory play for little ones.
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