Here's my latest upcycled creation, twistie ties and spice containers:
So, basically I told John to put the twistie ties in the holes on the top of the spice containers. And he did. I think this is decent motor skills practice, although at this point John can do it fairly easily. Despite that, it did hold his attention for a respectable amount of time (for a toddler). I had some longer ties and I threw a pipe cleaner in and showed him how to wrap the ties around the containers. He can't do that, so maybe we'll pull it out and work on it occasionally.
Isla is also interested. :o)
One man's trash can actually be that same man's (or woman's, in this case) free children's toys!
And, to conclude, let's all look at how sweet Isla is: