If you’ve taken your toddler out to a restaurant before, you know the value in small, portable toys that keep the little one entertained. I mean something that keeps my daughter happy and engaged for more than five minutes outside is golden!! So when I first discovered how engaging this toy is, I knew I had to make it and give it a whirl. Boy was it easy to pull together!
All supplies were bought at the dollar store. And by all supplies, I mean two supplies – a small plastic container and a bag of colorful pom poms. Warning: Pom poms do pose a choking hazard for young children. Supervise your child at all times when playing with this toy and make sure the pom poms stay out of little mouths!
DIY toddler pom pom toy
- Drill a hole in the lid of the plastic container. Make the hole big enough for the pom pom to actually fit through but small enough that it doesn’t just fall in. It should require little fingers to push it in.
- Fill the container with the pom poms. And that’s it! There’s your toy.
It’s self-contained, so all the little pom poms stay inside the container when not in use. When you want to let the little one play, just take out a few pom poms and instruct the child to push each pom pom through the hole. Make it educational by asking the toddler to name the colors as they are inserting the pom poms in the hole.