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.