Monday, March 28, 2011

"I Spy" Toy

This is a very simple tutorial
to make a fun toy for elementary school aged children...

Let me apologize in advance for the poor photo quality!

Start with a "View-tainer" - I bought mine at K-mart for less than $3

These containers are made to bounce when they fall, without
losing any of the items inside. However, I didn't want to
take the chance that a small piece would fall out of it.
Even if a child is older, there is always the chance
that a smaller child will pick up any pieces that
might fall out of it.

So I bought duct tape and this adhesive:

I don't know why I didn't take any pictures of this next part, but here is what I did...

I first took one end-cap off of the Viewtainer, and covered it with 2 crisscrossed pieces of duct tape. Then I spread the glue around the cylinder, and affixed the lid.

I then filled it with beads, and found objects that were small enough to mix in, but not too small. Most of the beads I used were similar in shape, but I made sure to throw in a heart and a star bead in, and some other shapes.

Next I duct taped and glued the top on, just as I had done with the other end.


This is a fun game to take in the car.

I hope you get the chance to be creative today!

...from Lori @ Kitchenfunk

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  1. What a great idea! I wish I had known about this when my kids were small. Maybe I will make my grandkids a couple when they come this summer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a fun idea!! I love how quick it was to put together! Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!


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