As I mentioned in a earlier post, our toddler has learned a new skill: Throwing. I’m happy that she has learned this new skill, but I want to encourage her to throw the right things vs. the wrong things (like spoons/books/iPhones/etc…).
Here is my very simple and quick tutorial on how to DIY felt bean bags.
Tape or Decosonic the Ziploc bag to make it small enough to fit in between a felt piece folded over.
(Optional) Tape the beanbag to the felt.
Glue gun around the edges of the bean bag and fold the felt over
Once the glue has been set and cooled, check the edges for any spots where the glue didn’t take.
Cut around the edges of the felt and enjoy!
We tried the bean bags with her yesterday and for a first try it went well. I put a small bin on the floor and taught her to throw the bags in the bin. She didn’t really throw the bags into the bin, more a pick up and drop in the bin. We have some work to do, but good for a first try.
This is my daughter’s year of “firsts”. Last year, she didn’t react much to the holidays. She was a cute, adorable potato. Even though she was still a little person, she didn’t laugh, react or point to things the way she does now. NOW, the holidays are going to get interesting. She’s going to react to things, pull ornaments off trees, get scared, eat some treats, she’s going to really experience the holidays.
Now, she may or may not remember these days, but hopefully with the magic of photo and video, I can help her remember some of these beautiful moments and start traditions that will continue for years to come.
The first holiday that I’m really excited for it Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Not only do you get to dress up, eat delicious pumpkin spiced food and carve pumpkins, my birthday is in October (not near Halloween, but close enough).
This year, as I want to make a Halloween special. I’ve made a list of great things to do during the Halloween season.
Our daughter is a very busy girl. We always say “everything for 5 minutes” and that’s about as long as she would play with this. I bet you other babies, would probably play with this a little longer, but mine, not so much.
What we did do, is we left the Ziploc bag art up on the patio door all day. She would go to it through out the day, bang on it and then move on to something else. It worked for us in that sense.
Have you tried this craft before? What did you think of it? Would you do it again? How did you do it differently?
The original idea for this craft came from this pin on Pinterest: