I actually made these toys a few months ago, but they went immediately into heavy usage and I forgot to blog about them. That's my project theme these days: immediate usage and I don't document them. I'm going to try to remedy that in the next few posts.
This is a bottle with half baby oil and half water, plus food coloring. It's fun to shake it and watch the bubbles foam up and disperse. The big kids adore this thing.
This is a shaker made from a plastic jar cadged from the recycling bin and the random beads and bobs I find on the kids' bedroom floor. I put a jingle bell in there, too. I glued the lid shut on both these containers for extra security, but my glue job was a little shoddy so I'm not sure that it's good to let Phoebe put these in her mouth. She puts everything in her mouth. So I guess I'm not picky about what the third child is putting in her mouth.
This is a cloud softie - I was so surprised to find myself making a stuffed toy! I never had any desire to make dolls or animals, but this cloud idea with its sleep face and smiley face was pretty fun. Again, my workmanship was a little shoddy (my approximation of ladder stitch to close up the hole after I stuffed the cloud is, uh, lumpy, and some of the seams on the dangles are coming out). I put two jingle bells in the middle of the batting scrap stuffing.
Phoebe loves these toys. She also loves bowls, wooden spoons, combs, rags, and paper. It's kind of a game these days to find things around the house that Phoebe can explore with her fingers and mouth.