About a year ago at a friend’s birthday dinner, I saw a really neat seek and find tube. It was a long plastic tube filled with rice and small, mostly plastic, objects….a dinosaur, a button, a fish… etc.
After seeing Lil Fish Studio’s post today, (Not) Button Monday, it reminded me that I wanted to make one of these. Little bit was too young for such a thing at the time that I saw it, but I think it would be fun for him now.
I spent a little bit of time collecting little objects from around the house, some ordinary like a quarter, others were a little more unique.
In a Jar of buttons I found several colored beads, an old sewing machine knob, and of course buttons.
Among other things I included a couple of old rabies vaccination tags, bits of colored ribbon, a cuff link, a hair clip, some foreign coins, some clothing tags, and 2 bells.
I used an empty clean peanut jar and filled it almost full with rice and layered in the items.
My husband rolled it around on the deck for a while to give it a good mix.
Oh my gosh!! Cody and Erin would SO love these!! I know what our next fun project will be!! I've just got to find the jars. . .
The neat thing about this, is that your kids are old enough to help you, or even make one themselves! They could make one for each other… like a puzzle.
That's exactly what I'm thinking: them making their own. We can go on a "treasure hunt" through the house and Daddy's shed to get the goodies, then making the jars. I've even found the perfect jars for them!!
It turned out wonderfully!! I love this!
That is a very cute craft! I can't wait for my tot to get old enough to make one for him! =)