What to do with baby wipe lids? Here are some great ideas how to repurpose them!
Reclaim your plastic baby wipe lids and give them a new purpose! We’re doing our part to cut down on plastic waste, and these brilliant ideas will help you repurpose old baby wipes lids instead of throwing them out. From strengthening fine motor skills in small children to aiding in language development, these DIY projects are perfect for getting creative with your old wipes containers. Take a look at these clever ways you can repurpose your plastic lids and give them a new life.
Things to do with baby wipe lids – Open/Close
Open/Close is an excellent way to introduce your toddler to the concept of open and closed. Our little one is especially interested in it right now, and he carries an empty baby wipe container lid around in the car, the grocery store, or anywhere else we wait. We use the words “open” and “close” while he plays with it to help him learn, and he loves it!
DIY Sensory Boards
Sensory boards are an excellent way to promote motor skills development in children, while providing a fun learning experience. Wet wipe lids are a great addition to these boards, since they can be opened and closed like a door, and various materials with different textures can be attached behind them. This provides an additional layer of tactile exploration for your little one.
Gather some baby wipe lids and stick them onto a large piece of cardboard. Inside each lid, place a variety of materials with different textures, such as felt fabric, pompoms, stickers and rough sandpaper. Invite your child to explore these different textures and engage them in a conversation about what they are feeling. Doing this helps build your child’s vocabulary and encourages them to explore and learn more.
Peek-a-Boo Boards made from Baby Wipe Lids
Peek-a-Boo Boards are an incredibly versatile and engaging way to teach a plethora of concepts, from colors and shapes to spelling, arithmetic and even plants and animals; the possibilities are endless! To make the boards, simply glue a lid onto a piece of paper and label the outside with a word or phrase. On the inside, place a picture or other representation of the word. This activity is perfect for teaching a wide range of topics to both young and older children.
Your child can have a great time playing Peek-a-Boo with pictures of family and friends! Place pictures of your loved ones under lids, and have your child open and close them as you talk about who it is and something unique about that person. This is a fun way to foster language development!
Learning the numbers
Here is another fun and educational crafting project for your little ones. Introducing the baby wipe lid crafting board for learning numbers! This simple and easy project will not only help you reduce waste, but it will also provide a fun and interactive way for your child to learn the numbers.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Baby wipe lids
– Shoebox or another cardboard box
– Colorful sticks (popsicle sticks, toothpicks, etc.)
– Marker or pen
- Glue the baby wipe lids onto the cardboard box. Make sure to leave some space between each lid.
- Once the glue has dried, take a marker or pen and write a number on the top of each lid. You can start with numbers 1-10 or go higher depending on your child’s level. You can also add some fun designs or stickers to make it more visually appealing.
- Now comes the fun part! Give your child a bunch of colorful sticks and let them match the sticks to the corresponding number on the lid. For example, if the lid has the number 3, your child can put three sticks in the hole. This will not only help them learn their numbers but also improve their fine motor skills.
The possibilities are endless with this simple and fun crafting board. Your child will have a blast while learning their numbers. And the best part is, you can easily store it away in the shoebox when not in use.
Making the most out of our plastic waste is something we can all strive for. By repurposing baby wipe lids, we can help reduce plastic waste and even craft cool new activities for toddlers to enjoy. Get creative with these empty wipe cases and see what amazing projects you can come up with!