DIY Sponge Blocks
Toddlers quickly lose interest in things. As a result I don’t like to keep on spending money on new toys. Instead I like to come up with inexpensive ways to create new “toys” using household items. In the past I have made a Baby Wipes Box Toy using nothing more than an empty baby wipes box and some washcloths. Hours of fun! This time around I bought some sponges. These can be used in a variety of ways but I decided to make blocks!
- cellulose sponges
Take your sponges, I suggest at least 6, and cut them into strips. I simply eyeballed it and cut them into about 1/2″ wide strips. Once they are cut, start building! You can get adventurous and cut some different shapes such as cubes or wider strips from the sponges. You can see in the photo above how many pieces I was able to make from 4 sponges. I think I will buy more to have a little bit more variety. My local dollar store unfortunately did not have plain cellulose sponges; they only sold the ones with a scrubby side to them. I bought these from Walmart. I believe they were about $2 for a pack of 4.
Miss O enjoyed stacking them, sorting them and I encouraged her to make some furniture for her dolls as well! She was quite partial to the pink sponges so I will have to acquire more of those. She might like building things but she’s still a girly-girl at heart.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.