DIY Toddler Toy

Do you have a rambunctious toddler running around?

Want to make a super easy toy that will hold their attention and provide hours (well, probably like 5 minutes in toddler time) of entertainment?

Sarah showed me how to make this super easy toy when she made one for her daughter, Brynn. And gave us a leftover coffee can to make our own!

To make:
1. Clean out a coffee can

2. Cut a rectangle hole in the top – just a bit larger than a milk cap.


3. We added an extra strip of packing tap around the cut-out for extra support. . . because although Luke can put in through the hole, sometimes, he likes to try to use his baby muscles to force it in!

4. Start collecting milk caps.
5. Play!




**Disclaimer – until your toddler is old enough to learn “let’s put them away” – you will spend a large amount of your time, picking up milk caps from around the house! Winking smile


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8 Responses to DIY Toddler Toy

  1. Love it! You can also keep your toddler entertained for hours with sensory bottles using plastic water bottles. Just fill with beads or soup beans to make a musical instrument or fill (but not completely) with water and glitter. They have these at our daycare and both of my girls LOVED them. Just make sure you glue the cap on and reinforce with tape.
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  2. Oh my gosh, I remember making this toy for my little brother when he was little. He would seriously play with it forever! So simple too.
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  3. He’s so cute 🙂
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  4. Great idea! When my kids were younger we used plastic soda bottles to drop clothes pins in. Entertainment for hours! Or minutes on toddler time. 😉
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