Activity For Toddler: Suction Cup Book

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It can be tricky finding an activity for your toddler while you wait for food at a restaurant. Some toddlers will happily color or quietly play with toys at the table. Others are more prone to boredom and throwing the toys or crayons! Here’s a quick craft you can make and take with you for times like these. The book part of this craft provides your child something to look at while waiting. The suction cup allows you to attach it to the table to hopefully prevent your toddler from throwing it in case of a tantrum! And the best part is, it’s easy for you to make!

Materials You Will Need:

You will only need three things to make this activity:

  • A suction cup. Look for one that is too large to be a choking hazard for your toddler. You also want one that will be strong enough to hold the book.
  • Ribbon.
  • A book. Look for the soft plastic or vinyl books that are made to go in the tub, because you’ll need to poke a hole in it. You could also use a thin, soft, plastic or vinyl photo album filled with fun family pictures if you prefer that over a child’s book.

How to Make the Suction Cup Book:

For the most part this activity is pretty simple.

First, poke a hole in the middle of the spine of the book. Make sure the hole goes all the way through the book.

Second, measure out the length of ribbon that you need. It’s important to make sure that it’s long enough that you can tie a knot at the book end and a knot for the suction cup without making the ribbon too short. But you do want the final middle length of the ribbon to be short enough that no child could ever successfully wrap it around his/her neck.

Third, slide one end of the ribbon through the hole in the book and then tie a knot.

Fourth, tie the ribbon around the top of the suction cup.

After that, you are done! Remember that making this suction cup book is an activity for an adult, and playing with it is the activity for your toddler, with supervision, of course!

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