Frugal Toys + Playthings: Baby toy alternatives

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 0 comments
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Baby toys are expensive and unnecessary most of the time.

The Unclutterer blog has a couple of great articles on baby toys...

Paint brush and water: paint the sidewalk or fence with a paintbrush and small bucket of water.

Your little one could easily spend a half an hour painting, and there is no mess to clean up.

Laundry time: Little ones love to help with sorting laundry.

Ask them to match up all the socks!

The blog comments section produced lots of more great ideas:

Finger painting with pudding, play with dried rice, treasure hunts, pots and pans, cardboard boxes, shaving cream and cornmeal, toilet paper tubes, a shovel, a hose and a pile of dirt, sheets, and so much more.

Read more: Unclutterer: Baby toy alternatives - and - Baby toy alternatives (part 2)



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