I thought it would be fun to make some clear bean bags for Benjamin to play with so that he could see all of the different (not baby-safe) objects inside. These were really easy to make and it was a lot of fun to pick out different things to go inside of the bean bags.
Since there are small parts that could come loose and become choking hazards, I would recommend these only for ages 3 and up.
I had been planning on making these for a while, and then I recently came across these great clear Easter eggs filled with different colors of rice at MADE.
First, I cut out a lot of soft plastic circles. I just used an old zippered container that came with a blanket or comforter I bought a long time ago. Then, I sewed around the circles with a thick thread, leaving a hole open at the top. I added the contents: buttons, beads, coins, coffee beans, flax seeds, and rice. Finally, I sewed the last bit of the circle together.
For smaller things like rice and flax seeds I sewed around the circle twice.
Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things says
How fun!! You are one creative gal!
Lucy The Valiant says
That's seriously such a good idea!
this is an awesome idea!!! i just read it to my mom who is on the phone and doesn't have a computer. i totally want her to make these for my kids!!!
That's a neat idea. As long as it won't break open, every baby would probably love this.
Thanks. They were a lot of fun to make. I am definitely concerned that they could break open. I have been watching my kids very very carefully with them. I even tested them quite a bit myself. So far they seem pretty sturdy, but I wouldn't trust them 100%. Maybe there is a good way to secure the edges a second time…
I wonder if you could apply a hot iron around the edges to melt the plastic together? Used over a sheet of paper, so that the plastic doesn’t stick to the iron, of course. Or maybe over a thin piece of fabric?
Great idea! If you try it, let me know if it works!
Sippy Cup Central Mom says
I sure do love this idea! Karen
Sippy CUp Central
What a fantastic idea! I love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing… I'll have to try making some myself.
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wow- these look sooo fun!! Found you on the tater tots and jello party!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Beth- the mama bee says
I wonder if you sewed around the edges, then went back with a hot glue gun and sealed them a little more…. or zig zagged/whipstitched the edges around the very edge…. That might help with feeling a little more secure with the choking hazard…
About Mrs. G says
Wonderful idea! I'm definitely going to make these.
Thanks for linking up at Growing up Gardner 🙂
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
Thanks for linking to Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings! Loved the idea!
What!? That's awesome! I'm making these for sure. I've had on my to-do list to make beanbags for my daughter for almost a week.
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Jackie H. says
wow, those are so cool. I love that they are clear but also will fit in your little one's hands. I'm thinking I could use the idea to make some beginning letter sound bags for my oldest.
This is such an amazing idea! Just posted it on CraftGossip…Thanks!
First of all, I want to tell you how much I like your blog name. I spend way too much time on the computer reading blogs….but I LOVE it! (One of my favorite past times.) I like your beanbags and even more so, when I read that you had recycled. Clever girl!
Bean bags says
Very nice . It is useful.
Bean bags says
Very nice . It is useful.