I have to admit this and forgive me if I sound like a horrible mama; but sometimes I choose toys by how many (or few) tiny parts they have. Not because of choking hazards thankfully we are past that stage. Although I still have to say “Don’t lick that” a few too many times.
Sometimes, all those little parts make me crazy. All the little plastic
hair pony brushes, Barbie shoes… ugh. If you have a boy, it may be little AK-47s or plastic insects. Then again, I have the plastic insects as well.
My point being, is that the little parts end up everywhere and it’s impossible to keep them contained, much less WITH the play set they came with. There are tons of great colorful bins they sell out there but , to be honest I simply haven’t had the loot for a bin-overhaul. I came up with a much thrifty-er version. Yay me.
She has good taste.
The boxes were FREE. The paper was 6/$1.00 and the glue stick was 3/$1.
Can’t get much
cheaper thriftier than that.
So, until I have an extra $75 to color-cordinate bin shelf her room, these will be just fine. I’m trying to help her to keep the ponies, little pets and people separate… but she said they like to be mixed up. I’m okay with that.
For detailed step by steps, go here covered boxes