Make an I SPY bottle! This standard kid craft is so clever and ingenious, it has stood the test of time, wowing children since the birth of the plastic water bottle (if not before!). It's allure is nigh unbeatable and I can see why! An I SPY bottle is so simple to make! Kids can even help.
The idea includes these simple materials:
Empty (and dry) water bottle, rice, small trinkets that fit inside, tape or glue to seal the opening (So little ones don't choke on trinkets).
And Presto-Chango! You have an instant activity that is cheap, fun and portable!
Here's a few ways we rock the I SPY bottle:
~We always play supervised-even when it's sealed...my daughter swallowed a dime recently, so I'm not taking any chances!
~We like the Voss Water Bottle brand (pictured above) for it's wide mouth opening and sleek symmetrical design.
~We only fill our bottle 2/3 full-perfect for shaking it up!
~ We like color, texture, shapes, letters and numbers when it comes to putting trinkets inside.
~Some good objects to start with are assorted beads and Mylar confetti- they're both small can carry that "wow" factor.
~We throw in a few familiar objects, so they can squeal "Hey, there's my..." and take ownership of what's inside.
This post is also part of I Blame My Mother's Kid Friendly Friday!