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Tissue paper is one of those fantastic materials for keeping a toddler busy without fancy materials or much supervision. I had a full pack of multicolored tissue paper which was just begging to be played with. I cut squares from the sheets so they were just the right size for Veronika’s little hands, but that was it for set-up!

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I presented her with the tissue paper, along with a brown paper bag and a small empty toy bin. I left it up to her to decide where the tissue paper should go from there! Stuffing it into the bag was good fun…

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…as was piling it into the bin.

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She particularly loved this when we hid a toy underneath. “Where’s meow meow?” she asked of her toy kitty, and then lifted up the sheets of tissue paper with a “peek-a-boo!”. 

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Of course it’s just fine if your toddler wanders off with a few sheets of tissue paper, too.

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I also showed her how she could crumple up the pieces so they were more like balls than squares. This interested her so much that she soon invented her own version: putting a crumpled piece on a spoon and moving it into the bag or bin this way!

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It’s also silly fun to stuff the bag full of paper and let it rain down on your child’s head.

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To be honest, I thought she would play with the whole set-up for longer than she did, but it was good fun while it lasted.

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