Keeping kids busy is an art. And while it’s easier in the summer to send them outside (at least that’s what I do), with the fall and then winter starting soon, I like to have ideas around the house that will keep one of my littles busy if I’m wanting to get a few things done. Enter busy bags. Have you every tried them? Busy bags are bags of quiet fun for little kids to keep them, well … busy.
Busy bags can be as complicated or as simple as you want them to be. To help my three year old with his fine motor skills, a laundry busy bag like the one I’m going to show you today, is perfect. Plus, it’s never to early too train them to do the laundry. 🙂
To make this laundry busy bag you will need:
String or Clothesline
Paper (to make a pattern)
On a piece of paper, draw out a pattern for your clothing. You can do pants, socks, shoes and shirts. For this one, you’ll see only shirts, but you really can make anything you want. You can also cut out as many pieces as you want.
Cut a piece of string big enough to use as your child’s clothesline.
When your child plays with the busy bag you can simply tie up the clothesline where you have space and then let them pin up each of the pieces of clothing to the corresponding clothespin.
That’s it! A very simple DIY project to keep your littles busy while you work on other DIY projects.