Friday, February 8, 2013

Dexter's Activity bucket

One of the presents Dexter got for his birthday was this little activity bucket.  It was really easy to make and cost me next to nothing to do.  The best part, he loves it.  I don't know why, it's just a bucket for him to put things in, but kids love that kinda stuff I guess.  

An empty oats container
Xacto blade
Construction paper
Paint and brush
Pipe cleaners

First I took a normal oats bucket and wiped it with a damp rag to get all the oat dust out of it. 
Then I painted it, which I actually didn't get a picture of, but pretend there is a picture of my oat container here that is painted blue, because that is what I did.  I painted it all blue.  

After it was painted blue, I decided I was going to add this robot paper to the bottom for decoration (you can kinda see the blue here right?  See, you don't even need your imagination.)

But, as my luck had it, the robot paper was not long enough to wrap all the way around the bucket.  So I added this strip of green paper, because it makes sense right?  Just go with it.
Having this green stripe just looked weird, so I added some red stripes too, you know, to tie it all together.
Well I still wasn't satisfied with a red and green stripe, it needed "something" so a spaceship is what it got.
And while I was at it, I added a second spaceship.
When all my decorating was done (I won't say complete because I still want to do something with it, but I can't thing of what yet), I cut these holes in the top.  Well, I cut the big hole and then used a hole punch for the little holes.
This way, you can stick a pipe cleaner it them.  (Notice the Keurig?  That is the one I won from, read the story here)
See all the fun that can be had with this bucket?
And here is the final project.  Well I wouldn't say completely final.  I feel like eventually those spaceships will need spacemen driving them.  And maybe a couple planets or something.
Regardless, Dexter loves it and the great thing is, we can continue to add/subtract things from this bucket so it will always be something "new."

What sort of things have you made lately?

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  1. I love montessori ways :) Thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

  2. Hello, this is abdorable. I really like this and we can do the craft with the kids. Awesome. I am now your follower, you have great ideas. I've enjoyed enjoyed brousing your blog.I will visit often. Please allow me to invite you to visit my blog and maybe you might want to follow it also. I also have a March Madness giveaway of crafting supplies and I'd love to have you enter the drawing. I love blogging and really enjoy making new friends and reading all their wonderful blogs.

  3. So fun! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party this week!


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