The first thing I was an "I Spy" bottle. I made a few bottles, some with letters and some with numbers to find. For the bottles we gave away, we used colored rice to fill them. Pinterest gave me some other ideas. We made these during our "games" unit at school to give to other classrooms, but I wanted a few for myself and gave some to our church's preschool as well.
|Number beads I used in my bottles. I put 2 of each number in.|
|Water beads that I used as filler.|
I used bottles from Ice Water that one of my teammates drinks. I liked these because they did not have any ridges in the side of the bottle. I started by filling it with the water beads. It was easiest to use a funnel to get those little guys in there.
Next, I put the number beads into the bottle. No funnel for these; they got stuck. Just drop a few at a time in.
The last thing I did was use E6000 glue to close the lid for good. I love the look of the bottles with the water beads in them, and I think they will be calming for some kiddos!
The other thing I made was car "survival" kids for my friend's kiddos. They were making the journey to Disney World with a 3 year old and a 6 year old. This is the 6 year old's stuff. I wrapped each item separately and put them in a gift bag. Each kiddo had different colored wrapping paper. I didn't get a picture of these steps. My friend and her husband could then determine when they each got open a new surprise. She said they loved being able to open new things along the way. Mom and dad also had a special bag with markers, colored pencils and a sand timer- you know, just in case they needed it.
Be sure to check out all the other "made its"by visiting Tara's blog!