Wednesday, January 30, 2013

zero cost baby toys

Yay! My blog is taking a turn from family medical complications to family fun! Here is what we have been up to..

my babies are all about "new" right now. if they have seen it before, it's trash, and if the other one has it, it's tears. I threw together a little "treasure" chest for them to dig through and they love it! once a day or so I put a new item or 2 in it and they love finding it!

Here are some things from around my house, mostly in my "misc" kitchen drawer and my husband's top dresser drawer. Didn't you always wonder why you kept your blockbuster card and phone from 2009?! (the BB card is their fav!) I tried to do some different textures, colors, and weights.
 I made sure to clean everything first, and that there was nothing that they could choke on, or once contained a harmful substance.. then, I put it in an empty wipes container.

O the excitement!

I also stitched together about 8 patches of felt at the corners, and the girls love pulling the colors out of the top of the wipes container as well!

The girls also love this rattle! I just put some felt, pearls, and sequins in a mini plastic bottle.  you could dried beans, rice, seeds or whatever you have around the house too! I super glued the top, just in case..

I sometimes forget to think outside the "target toys" box, so I hope this helps your budget and baby boredom! 


  1. I love how kids get do excited to play with "non toy" items! Sometimes I wonder why buy toys when you have pots, pans, lids, jars, bottles, daddy's wallet oh ant the big one diaper boxes... I love kids imaginations :)

  2. Laura, thanks for this great post, I'm going to make one tonight. So fun.

  3. love this :) so good seeing you over the good! hope your time in town proved to be sweet and rejuvenating for you and ryan. we're still working away on house renos. i'm planning to do before and afters on my blog, which has received zero attention from me over the past few years!! i'll keep you posted if i can pull it together ;) sending love!

  4. Laura, I love reading about your journey into motherhood and have spent many a nights crying and praying with you. For that reason I am nominating you for the Leibster Award. Check out my post here for more information:
    Looking forward to reading many more posts about you and your little ones !