Bath time fun for baby.
I have some easy, cheap and fun crafts to make bath time enjoyable and fun.
I first idea I got by visiting www.marthastewart.com . On her website there is a pattern and directions for making wash cloth baby duckies. Hers is very elaborate. I have simplified the idea.
Thread and sewing machine (or you could do it by hand)
Cutting out the wings. I use a big sponge like you’d use for washing your car. Cut off two thin pieces from one end (about a quarter of an inch or so). Next cut two wing shapes out (tear drop shape).
Cut out the body. Cut a large piece of sponge off approximately 2 inches thick (I like fat duckies). Cut out the shape of a duck (the profile of a duck). Ducks are quiet simple to draw but if you need a little guidance you should look at a picture in a book or on the internet.
Now place the sponge wings on a washcloth and cut out two wings out of wash cloth material for each sponge wing. Make sure that there is approximately ¼ an inch more of the wash cloth material around the sponge wing. Now sew two wash cloth wings together leaving a small opening. Turn wash cloth inside out so the seem isn’t showing. Stuff the sponge wing inside the wash cloth wing and then sew the hole shut. Repeat with the other wing.
Cut the body of the duck out the same way you did the wings with leaving about 1 inch of wash cloth material bigger than the sponge body.
Sew the wing onto the wash cloth body by just the tip of the wing and the front of the wing (large rounded end of the tear drop) horizontal on the duck body. This will leave a space in between the wing and the body of the duck to put your hands in and create fun grab “handles” for the babies. Do the same thing to the other side of the duck body.
Now with the wings together on the “inside”, sew the two duck bodies together leaving an opening across the belly of the duck. Turn the wash cloth inside out so the wings are now on the outside. Stuff the sponge duck body inside the wash cloth body. Sew up the belly. Now you have a fun toy that is also useful in washing your baby. As the baby gets a little older you can use this fun toy to have them learn to wash themselves with.
Sponge ABC’s and 123’s.
This idea I actually got taught from my mother – in – law. All she did was buy a stack of brightly colored sponges (I had a baby girl so she got pink and purple and green sponges). You can find these in the kitchen or cleaning area of your local grocery store and they’re really cheap.
Next all you do is draw a letter or number on the sponge and cut it out. Use as much of the sponge as possible so the letters and numbers are nice and big.
Now toss them in the bath and let baby have fun!