Make Your Own Busy Container For Kids!
You’ve seen them in stores, the over priced busy containers full of little objects for kids to find, right? My son was looking at them in the store the other day and I realized how completely simple it would be to make my own! Just as fun for them, and extremely inexpensive for me!
(1) Empty container – I used an empty Apple Juice plastic container, washed & dried completely.
(1) Box of white rice
Anything small around your house that you aren’t using, small bouncy balls, pieces of puzzle that have lost their mates, hair bands, jacks, broken pieces of crayon, dried beans, you can use anything!
Take your dried out container and dump in half a box of white rice. Then start putting in your random pieces of items that you’ve found around the house. I honestly went through my junk drawer and found a ton of things that I had put up that were too small for my son to play with, they worked perfectly! Put them in and put the lid on and shake to mix. Dump in more rice if needed and the rest of your items. Shake again until mixed completely. Put your lid back on the container and you can use super glue if you want to make it completely secure.
That’s it! I saved myself about $15 by making this myself, and my 1 year old still loves it as much as the store bought one! He will sit there for quite awhile turning it around looking for the pieces and shaking it back around to hear the fun noises!