My family used to have this Pee-Bo toy when I was a baby. It was a material cone with basically a puppet clown in it that was attached to a wooden stick. When you pushed the stick up the clown would appear above the cone. Then when you pulled it down the clown disappeared.It was actually quite terrifying when I think back on it! Apparently my brother and I both loved it as babies. My brother has since taken it for his own daughter’s amusement.

BB loves to play peek-a-boo – it is almost guaranteed to stop any tears and bring out a smile. I may not have the skill to make a fabric one like I used to have, but it was easy enough to whip up a toy using some yoghurt pots.

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You will need:

  • Yoghurt pots
  • Craft sticks
  • Felt or paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint

When I am making a homemade toy I like to go all out but obviously depending on your time or how crafty you are, you could miss some steps out.

Begin by cleaning out the yoghurt pots and getting rid of the label (if you can).

Next make a slice at the bottom of the pot for the craft stick to go through.

Then decorate the pot and leave it to dry. Once mine had dried I added some tape around the slit. This helped to stop the scratching nose the stick made as it rubbed against the plastic.

I made a couple of animals out of felt and then stuck them to the top of the craft stick. You could always substitute the felt for paper instead.

Place the stick through the slit in the pot so that the animal is hidden on the inside.

BB loves his new toy. He always has the most amazed look on his face when they pop back out!

Pin for later:

a homemade peekaboo toy for babies.

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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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