If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely gone through countless baby wipe packs already. Start saving them up, so you can use them for this ‘baby peekaboo’ activity.
You will need:
- Baby wipe lids
- Cardboard (we used one side of a box)
- Glue gun and refills
- Various materials such as felt, bubble wrap, pipe cleaners and feathers.
What to do:
- Remove the lids from wipe packets with a scissors
- Arrange the lids on a piece of cardboard, leaving even spacing between each
- Use a glue gun to secure the lids onto the board – you need to act fast so that the glue doesn’t dry up.
- Choose items from the recycling box and craft cupboard to place inside each wipe lid.
- Remove any stringy bits of glue once it has cooled down – as you can see from this photo, the strands look a little like spider webs.
- Check that each item is secure, particularly when using small items such as googly eyes and pompoms.
With this activity, it’s really best to use a glue gun to make sure the materials are secure. Ours was only $10 from the local craft shop.
I’ve used this with Elliott from the age of 5 months but it will really depend on development stage too. Signs to look for would be baby reaching and grabbing for objects. They really need to have good upper body strength in order to do this activity.
The flap board on the left was inspired by ‘Dear Zoo.’ This is a good one to try with older babies who are familiar with a particular story. We used this board with E from the age of 12 months.
The board on the right is a good alternative if you don’t use disposable wipes. You can read more about this craft here.
As with any DIY activity, please check that the materials are secured before each play session, especially when using small items such as pompoms and googly eyes.
Please do not leave your child unattended during play.
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