Back in September, I was asked to be part of a toddler busy bag exchange with a few other bloggers. Life got a little hectic and I never shared my tutorial for the busy bag I created. For those of you searching for some DIY inspiration for Christmas gifts for the toddler or baby in your life, I thought I'd share now! It's cute, it's simple and the kiddos love it- a popsicle color matching game.
Simply round up several colors of felt and cut two matching popsicle shapes from each piece. Also cut a tiny square from each color felt piece. Use fabric glue to connect each matching felt piece, but leave a space at the bottom unglued (along the straight edge) about two inches wide.
Next, glue each color felt square swatch to the bottom of a large popsicle stick. Once everything dries, you'll be able to match each popsicle stick to the popsicle through the opening you left unglued. Easy peasy! This will teach your toddler or baby their colors as well as a little hand-eye coordination and small motor skills as they attempt to put the pieces together. Store the kit in a cute pencil pouch (I got this one at Target) and you've got a fun game for the car or anytime momma needs a few minutes of quiet time! You can check out my busy bag in action over on Julia's blog.
Here are the girls who participated in the busy bag exchange. These are some fabulous blogging mommas, so make sure to check them out!
Erinn at Strawberry Swing and Other Things
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Emily at Dear Owen
Julia at My Life in Transition
Natalie at Nat Your Average Gal
Julie at The Girl in the Red Shoes
Vanessa at Sunflower State of Mind
Sara at Running from the Law
Natasha at Schue Love
Erin at Hello Erin