Aren't toddlers the cutest? My toddler loves to throw balls around. Maybe this is not so good in a small apartment! Lately I've been keeping him entertained with this simple toddler play idea, which I have oh-so-creatively named, "ball in a box".
I wish I'd thought of it when he was younger, because it's a perfect distraction for babies, too!
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The best kid of ball to use is either a sky bounce ball like this (shown in photo) or a ping pong ball. Ping pong balls (I recommend the yellow ones for contrast, instead of white) are extra fun because they bounce around so much, especially if you add a couple of them.
I used a large, clear plastic container. If you do not want the child to be able to open the container, make sure the lid is secure, with tape, if necessary.
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How to Make the Ball in a Box
It's not complicated, folks.
All I did was put a ball or other small toy inside a clear plastic container and pop on the lid! Secure with tape, if desired.
Now your toddler can shake the ball and watch it roll around inside the container.
Sometimes my toddler even plays with it by himself for more than two minutes before trying to take the lid off to get at the goods!
No fancy, expensive apps or electronics needed.