Make a sensory activity toy from scraps

Oct 14, 2018 | DIY, Naptime projects, Sewing projects | 1 comment

If you like crafting projects you probably have a bunch of fabric, buttons, beads, cords and ribbons stashed into boxes and drawers. Or as in this case even an old glove. My daughter was a very active baby craving a lot of stimulation and easily got bored of her toys. So for a trip, where keeping her busy with something new to look at made traveling so much easier, I did this last minute project the night before we left. I turned scraps and pieces into a sensory toy with lots of texture, contracts and odd shapes. I am not posting a pattern for this little monster I made since I basically created it “freehand” and your collection of leftover may not match my specific ones I had at hand when inspiration struck me. But in my next update I will both describe what parts my little toy contains and how I achieved the look, as well as a list of inspirational ideas that might match your own!

I was surprised to find how similar my creation ended up looking to my initial sketch. The little text on my note paper is german and means: “You have to share your happiness to multiply it.” by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. Pretty fitting for a diy-blog post, right?

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