Our suitcases are packed for one last trip before summer comes to an end. A cross-country flight requires a new bag of tricks to keep my two-year-old entertained. Rather than relying on Target or the dollar store for cheap trinkets or emptying my wallet for nicer toys, I made a few treasures using materials I had on hand. My hope is these little travel companions will bring him delight.
When the novelty of the little bear wears off, I can entertain with these simple woodland animal finger puppets and my made up stories. (Left to right: bird, rabbit, bear, fox, mouse.)The finger puppets get stored in their own little bag.There was no money spent, the effort was little, but the love was great in making these little toys. Using materials I had on hand also works nicely with my strategy to declutter by using things up. In case you think I’m clever, I’m not. I got the idea for the bear here. The bed was inspired by this image. I blatantly copied the finger puppets, although mine are definitely amateur in comparison.
Enjoy the remainder of summer! I’ll be back here soon! xo