Friday, December 4, 2015

Baby Activity Gym: DIY!!!


Baby Activity Gym
This DIY Baby Activity Gym is an easy inexpensive alternative to an expensive activity gym that you would purchase from a store.  Change out the toys to keep baby interested during play!

Materials needed:
-       Three small pool noodles
-       Scissors
-       Ribbon
-       Colorful infant toys
-       A permanent marker

Instructions:
1. Cut one pool noodle in half.
2. With one of the halves of the pool noodles, determine where halfway is and mark it using the permanent marker.
3. Using the end of the other half of the pool noodle, trace the end in order to draw a circle where halfway was marked.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the second half of the pool noodle.
5. Cut both circles that were traced on both halves of the pool noodle making sure to not cut all the way through the pool noodle but just on one side.
6. Cut the second pool noodle in half.
7. With one of the halves of the pool noodle, mark two inches below one of the ends.
8. Using the end of the other half of the pool noodle, trace the end in order to draw a circle where two inches below the end of the first pool noodle was marked.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with the second half of the pool noodle.
10. Cut both circles that were traced on both halves of the pool noodle making sure to not cut all the way through the pool noodle but just on one side.
11. Using one half from the second pool noodle, insert the other end of the half that does not have a circle cut out of it into one of the halves of the first pool noodle where a circle was cut halfway.
12. Repeat step 11 using the second halves from the first and second pool noodle.
13. Cut the third pool noodle in half.
14. Insert one end of one of the halves of the third pool noodle into one half of the second pool noodle where the circle was cut out two inches from the end.
15. Insert the other end of the half of the third pool noodle into the second half of the second pool noodle where the circle was cut out two inches from the end.
16. Using the ribbons, attach infant toys to the top of the floor gym in order for them to hang.
The project above was completed by one of our Master's of Occupational Therapy students at
 The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and posted with permission.

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