Bottle-Top Mobile

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I recently recommended a Tupperware cupboard to keep your baby busy while you’re busy in the kitchen. Here’s another DIY toy you can make that will entertain your little one for quite some time.

Collect plastic bottle lids for about a week, and then make a hole in each one. The awl tool of a Swiss army knife did the job easily; lay a piece of cardboard underneath the bottle caps so the awl doesn’t damage any surface on the other side.

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Thread the caps along twine or string.

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Tie the “mobile” between two legs of a table, at about your baby’s chest level.

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Veronika was so intrigued with this toy! She twirled the beads on the string first.

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Next I showed her how to scoot them along the string from side to side.

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Note: She also just loved the string itself, giving it tugs and boings, but supervise carefully if you find that your child is playing more with string than with the bottle caps. One way or another, this certainly entertained her.

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