Inspired by someone who is heading to a conference complete with infant and a not-quite-three-year-old who likes letters and needs something quiet to do, I came up with a nifty toy. Being a mother myself (or hadn’t you figured that out yet?) I know that the last thing you need is a toy with multiple small pieces that can get lost (or used as projectiles) or that makes noise. Or that uses batteries. Etc.
So here it is. Next time I’ll do it a little differently. I’ve got to figure out some way to attach the letters to the bottom of the bag using something that won’t tangle so easily. Lanyard plastic? Any suggestions?
Each side has a strip of clear vinyl sewn with bias tape. The bottom edge is open to admit the letters. Each letter is double-sided and most are made with fleece and/or wool. The ribbons are sewn into the bottom seam.
Here’s the other side. I didn’t include Q, K, V, X and Z because small children
are unlikely to use those to make words. (I added an extra E.)
When you’re done playing, the bag turns inside out (or right-side out, depending on perspective)
so that all of the letters are enclosed in the bag.
Then it closes with a drawstring.