Let's Make a Busy Box!

September 16, 2014

Well...in my case busy bag. Same thing. Last week some of my blogger bffs and I shared our busy box exchange...and this week we are sharing how we made them and asking all of you to link up your own busy boxes with us! Yay!

Hudson and I drew Emily  and Owen from Dear Owen as our pick so we got busy putting a little something together for him!

First of all, I'm not a crafter. Well, in my previously life (before Hudson) I was. But having a baby sucked that skill right out of me. So all of the things I made are super easy!

I found these adorable Brown Bear printables here....love them so much. I picked a few of my favoites and sent them to kinkos to be printed on nice card stock. They are all the animals from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, which is one of our favorite books. I thought Owen might enjoy a little game of memory with these cards. I tested them out on Hudson and it's one of his new favorite games! He doesn't understand that when you flip a card over you are supposed to remember where it is, but still has fun searching for the match.

 photo IMG_8451.jpgI also printed these cards for Owen to match up front and back ends. Definitely a skill Hudson didn't quite understand yet but with practice I'm sure he'll get it soon!

 photo IMG_8455.jpgThe cards were so stinkin' cute. 

 photo IMG_8457.jpgTo go along with the color theme, I took an old egg carton and glued colored paper squares on the bottom and then gave Owen a bunch of pom poms to sort in to colors. Hudson LOVES doing this so I hope Owen did too.

 photo IMG_8462.jpgI found these cute soft blocks at target and drew some shape patterns on paper for Owen to match up...or color...which ever he liked. 

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And put everything in a cute little bag! This was so fun and so easy to do!

Hudson loved his busy box from Colleen and Owen from Meet the Sullivans!

Check out your hosts below and be sure to link up your busy box ideas!

Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Emily at Dear Owen
Michelle at Ten June
Natasha from Schue Love
Erin from Hello Erin

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6 Responses to “Let's Make a Busy Box!”

  1. I LOVE everything you made!! Totally adorable- and totally busy :)

  2. You are still crafty!! Those were great ideas!! What a fun thing you all did!

  3. Darling! And I hear ya...I said goodbye to craftiness the second Arden was born! Maybe someday it will come back?! :)

  4. So great! I am loving all these ideas.

  5. What cute ideas! I love them all :) I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for the soft blocks next time I'm at Target.


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