The kids have been having a ton of fun lately with the simplest of things - the top half of plastic pop bottles. I can't take credit for this genius idea. That would have to go to Isabelle once again. Any day now, I'm fully expecting this girl to take over the title of reigning frugal queen in our house. After all, she is the one who thought of the cardboard bathtub idea.
Anyhow, back to the pop bottles. These things have been played with in more ways and for more hours then all of the actual toys in our house combined. I love the fact that all 4 of the kids can play with these and find something to do with them that involves everyone. And I love how their creativity has flourished in coming up with different uses for the pop bottles. Watching my children play together with their creativity soaring, is definitely a finer thing. Plus, they are playing with the tops of pop bottles. Could it get any more frugal than that?
Here are some of the ways they've played with their favorite new "toys":
- Bubble blowers. I was amazed the first time I saw the bubbles that came out of these things. They were big and perfect! We use a homemade bubble solution that's simply water, dishwashing soap and about a teaspoon of sugar. You can blow the bubbles from either end depending on how big of a bubble you want.
- Sand and/or dirt hill shapers.
- Funnels. With dry rice or beans, sand or just plain old water.
- Play-doh accessory.
- Imaginary musical instruments.
- Cup holders.
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