Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shake it, baby!

Tuesday afternoon, I was avoiding housework bored and wanted to do something just a little crafty, but that wouldn't take too much time. I had these two 12-oz soda bottles which I had saved from a recent retreat I went on, thinking they were the perfect size for little hands. The girls LOVE anything that shakes and makes noise.

I filled one with rice and one with elbow macaroni noodles. I used super-glue to attach the lids permanently. (Note to self - do NOT leave super glue in the reach of a 4-year old when doing said activity.)

I used a hot glue gun (which I did not leave in the reach of my 4-year old...hey, I'm not THAT dense!) to attach a piece of fabric, the edges of which I had used pinking shears on. Finally, I hot-glued a strip of coordinating felt around the fabric-covered lid.

The kiddos knew just what to do with the shakers! (Don't mind Mackenzie's fancy 'do...we had a jamma day today, complete with no hairstyling!!)


joannabug said...

What a cute idea!

Crafty Mom said...

Very cute! I made bottles like that when Taylor was around 9 months, but I filled them with water, added some food coloring, some pom poms, glitter, sequins and other tiny treasures. She loved moving the bottle around to reveal all the treasures.


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