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Granddaughter would like me to make a few Busy Boxes for 3 year old. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.
 
Posts: 62 | Location: Williamstown, NJ - USA | Registered: Mar 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Large beads and yarn for stringing.
Stacking stuff - nested boxes, dolls, etc..
No playdough or messy stuff.
New color book with new crayons. Kids can't get too many things to color on and with.
Sticker book - age appropriate.

Search pinterest. Look for non-messy, inexpensive things.
Have fun.


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Posts: 489 | Location: Houston, TX | Registered: Jan 03, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you, Pat... good suggestions - I'll certainly incorporate your ideas.
 
Posts: 62 | Location: Williamstown, NJ - USA | Registered: Mar 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My grandchildren loved the large beads and stringing them as Pat suggested.
 
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Thank you Lg56 - any suggestions are tremendously helpful.
 
Posts: 62 | Location: Williamstown, NJ - USA | Registered: Mar 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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One thing I saw was strips of fabric, ribbon, trims stuffed in one of those diaper wipe containers. The toddler can pull them out then stuff them in. They can be knotted together...a few knotted together...none knotted together. Lengths could be 8 or so inches give or take.
 
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Well how clever is this suggestion - thank you Sherry for taking the time to help me with this project it's greatly appreciated.
 
Posts: 62 | Location: Williamstown, NJ - USA | Registered: Mar 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have actually never thought of a busy box. Where have I been?! I think I'm gonna get right on this for when I babysit my nieces and nephews at mine. It would be nice to have something for them and each can have their own box. Thanks for the idea!
 
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