Craft Stick Posting Activity | Nanny Anita | My Baba

Do you know what one of the hardest things to do with a toddler is? Go to the loo. BB is too little to stay outside the bathroom, he would probably be the other end of the house by the time I had finished. This means I have to take him in with me. Not a problem, but I spend half my time trying to stop him from touching things or pulling all the loo roll off. I’m sure it’s a problem you can all relate to.

Well for some reason I ended up with a box full of craft sticks in my bathroom. Don’t ask me how it got there, it literally just appeared. Thank goodness it did. It has been a God send. BB will sit there taking out the sticks and posting them back in. This gives me those couple of minutes to actually go to the loo in relative peace. I decided to make a craft stick posting activity that was slightly smaller and easy to transport for when we are out and about (not just for when I need the loo).

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You will need:

  • A container*
  • Craft stick
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Sharp knife

*I used an old formula tin that I have saved.

Start by cutting a few slits in the lid that are big enough for the craft sticks to fit through.

If you want to you could decorate the outside of the tin. I used washi tape to make it bright and appealing.

Finally fill the container with craft sticks and place it in the bathroom. Now you are ready to pee in peace (hopefully).

Craft stick posting activity

I have made a couple of similar sorts of toys using the same formula tin (ribbon pull toy and bottle top posting).  As a result it makes it much easier for when we are travelling; all I need to do is take one tin, the different lids and contents and I have 3 different activities rolled into one.

If you liked this craft stick posting activity be sure to check out my cardboard box plane and leaf rubbing busy bag.

Pin for later:

Craft stick posting activity for toddlers. Great for keeping little ones busy while you use the loo!

About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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