I have had my eye on this toy for a few months recently. While I was holding it in a store, another frugal mom suggested that I just make it myself. She said that she and her daughter did, so I figured I would as well. I finally got around to it, and I can't wait for the migits to wake up and try it out. It's like the "Find It" games that sell from $20+. I was particularly interested in the glow in the dark version Charlie had in his hand the other day, so that inspired the glow in the dark pieces I added to both bottles. I collected 35 objects for both bottles, some are the same for both bottles, and then colored the rice. After that, I let the rice dry out for a few hours and then I layered the rice and the items. I did not hot glue the top on, however, I might, if my super tight twist comes undone. Otherwise, it might be nice to change out some of the items. Who knows. All I know is, it cost me $9 for two games, while it costs more than twice that for one from the store. I took a picture of each bottles' contents that way they can actually play the games with it, instead of just look at it. That was thoughtful of me, right? The objects were things I found in the craft chest or the kids' toy boxes.
|I had to buy stuff for the Johnny Appleseed day for both classes, so we got the lemon juice and apple cider since those requests came in today. Great excuse to run to the store!|
|Rice after being dyed.|
|This is all the items for both bottles.|
|This one is for Shay. Although, both are pretty gender neutral. She really wanted the duck since that was one from her toy box.|
|Charlie's.. he won't mind the girlie items. He's pretty chill. Wish I had more glow in the dark items. Part of the reason I am not hot glue gunning the lids on just yet.|
|For those of you who remember Charlie's infamous self portrait when he was 4 years old---- this is not what you think. However, when you see the rest of the picture... it doesn't really help. Never mind. here is the rest of the picture, below.|