I have found that I really enjoy homemade toys, whether by me or someone else. We’re fairly natural minded when it comes to play things, and it’s usually cheap to make something yourself. While visiting a friend recently, E became fascinated by a shaker she had made using a plastic water bottle and rice. So, once home I quickly grabbed a plastic spice jar (an old Mrs. Dash), filled with some basmati rice and super glued the lid shut. Looking at it, I felt it lacked something. I grabbed a teal blue sharpie and drew raindrops on the sides randomly. Handing it to E you would have thought we’d just gone to the toy store she was so pleased!
Easy peasy and a win! Have you ever made homemade instruments? I’m always looking for ideas!