Friday, December 11, 2009

VIDEO: How to make simple baby toys from foam rubber sponges

What's a toy that a baby can't break, won't hurt them and is something you can easily make with things you can buy inexpensively or more likely have lying around your house? It's baby gifts made from foam rubber or more specifically a swimming noodle or a sponge.

Cut them into the size and shapes that best suits the baby or small child you're making them for. And since noodles come in different colors and shapes and you can buy sponges in a variety of colors, you know that they will stimulate the child and best of all, they don't make any noise. And they can have as much fun with it in the living room or crib as well as the tub.

They can bend it, chew it, toss it around and no one is going to get hurt. And if they get dirty, just toss them into your washing machine or dishwasher to keep them safe and sanitary. Now how many things can you do that with?

And if it wears out, you can just cut up a couple of more shapes.

In this economy, isn't it nice to know that you can give your child or any child a gift they'll enjoy and won't break the bank.

One tip - it's easier to cut the kitchen sponge if it's totally dry.

Who needs Sponge Bob when you can make your own sponge characters!

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  1. Those are great; I know this is sort of silly, but I have done something similar to make a hummingbird feeder cleaner. I use some sturdy wire (I can't recall the gauge of it at the moment and I'm not home where it is, but I cut a few of the strips like you have and then bend one end of the wire to secure them (sort of a "u" shape and tight enough so the sponges can't come out AND small enough to fit into the neck of the feeder), and bend the other end into a loop so you can hang onto it. They work GREAT.

  2. In addition...HOW did it take me SO LONG to find you! I'm so happy I have in any case! You are a wealth of information!