Saturday, October 12, 2013

a box-o-baby wipes: a toy story

my friends just moved into the city, and they have a little girl who has taken to calling me "Myzara". Myzara, came across a toy that she's going to make for the kiddo who calls her "Myzara".

It involves an empty baby wipes box and fabric scraps, a specific baby wipe container with a button and a rubber opening. Guess who has lots of fabric scraps. Okay, so I don't have an empty box of wipes laying around, and neither do my friends, since they just moved and were in the business of leaving as much behind as possible, so I might just buy a box of wipes and gift them with the wipes as well. But it isn't as if my friends aren't going to need the wipes as well.

You will need:

  1. a Huggies box of wipes [empty, preferably. Or not, but if it's not, take all the wipes out of the box, put them in a gallon ziploc bag, and give the wipes to the parents of the recipient]
  2. 25 or so assorted squares of fabric.
  3. scissors, preferably pinking sheers [they will make crinkle cuts]
the pinking sheers will help keep the edges of the fabric from fraying.

I did this project with a little help from a friend who has an amazing stash, which is where I got some of the fun novelty prints from. I mixed in some flannel for some fun sensory things, too.  And then found out that the flannel sticks to the other fabric, so for as fun a feel as it is, it hampers the whole "let's start pulling fabric out of this box!!!" concept. Which, when you are two, is ultimately what you want to do.

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