Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crinkle Baby Squares

M and G are as excited as I am about the upcoming addition to our family. So when I saw this cute and easy tutorial for a crinkle square at Joy's Hope I thought it would be a great opportunity to include them in the preparation for baby J. (It's a boy, by the way, so Wimpherzina is OUT.)

I have a huge bolt of muslin fabric that I got for 5 dollars at a garage sale, an old ubersoft changing pad that I was able to cut up for the other side of the square, cellophane wrapping paper for the crinkly noise, and lots of random ribbon. The only thing I had to buy was the package of fabric markers so the girls could decorate their squares. (Crayola makes a pretty reasonably priced package of those though, and I have a feeling I'll be able to put them to another good use one of these days.)
The crinkle squares turned out great- nice crinkly noises and the girls are so proud of their decorations. They can't wait to give it to Baby J.

I'm thinking though that this may be one of those toys that is used with supervision only. It seems like maybe the cellophane in the fabric makes it a bit of a suffocation risk? I don't know...would it make you nervous?

We have three more months until baby J will likely show up. Do you have any suggestions for other fun things I can do with the girls to involve them in the anticipation?


Amanda said...

This is an awesome idea!  It almost makes me wish I had another baby to try it out with. 
I don't think it would cause a suffocation risk, but I don't know.  I guess I never would have thought of it.  It seems like a toy you would not put in bed, so maybe just supervise him with it as he plays. 

Jenny Andrews said...

There are no crafts in it, but I wrote this post on the recent addition of our baby Jake! He has 3 big sisters. :)


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a cute idea! I guess it could pose a small suffocation risk? So much to worry about with a baby, but what a fun way to get the girls excited about the impending arrival of their little brother!

Julie said...

So so so cute! I love how you involved your kids.

Having Fun at Home said...

I'm heading there right now... :-)

Hollybrookfarm said...

What a fun idea! Our little guy just turned one, and though it would be late, I'd bet his two big sisters would love to make these for him! Thanks for the idea!