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Topic: I Spy Bag: made for a 4-year-old, but I wanna keep it! NOW with TUTE on page 4  (Read 59756 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2008 04:46:27 PM »

wow...i love everything about this. i am a teacher and am totally going to do this for some of my units!
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2008 04:59:18 PM »

What a fun thing to make. 
That's definitely an awesome gift.
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2008 06:57:08 PM »

Add me to the list of admirers!  My question is would this work for 3 and 3.5 year olds?  I suppose they won't choke, but will they be interested?
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2008 07:14:00 PM »

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My question is would this work for 3 and 3.5 year olds?  I suppose they won't choke, but will they be interested?

The pre-school age child is exactly the target audience, I think, besides all of us growed-ups who still want to play in the sandbox/rice bag. 

Since everything is contained, it's even safe to have in a house with smaller kids, but I think a 3 year old would love it.  If you think a child may have limited attention span, try putting fewer objects that are somewhat larger.  It'll be just like finding toys in the sand. 

And, btw, I gave it to Kaylee today, and she loved it.  She called me over everytime she found something new, and she had great success using the picture postcard to match the objects.  She searched out each letter in her name, and was on a hunt for the blue turtle.  Her mother (my supervisor) took it around the office showing it off to everyone!  I was a little embarrassed, but very proud nonetheless!
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2008 07:15:48 PM »

I love this idea and am making a couple tomorrow!!!! We have a family road trip in two weeks and I need something to keep 2 kids occupied for 6 hours. This is wonderful !! Thank you, Thank you  Kiss  Kiss

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2008 09:21:57 PM »

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My question is would this work for 3 and 3.5 year olds?  I suppose they won't choke, but will they be interested?

The pre-school age child is exactly the target audience, I think, besides all of us growed-ups who still want to play in the sandbox/rice bag. 

Since everything is contained, it's even safe to have in a house with smaller kids, but I think a 3 year old would love it.  If you think a child may have limited attention span, try putting fewer objects that are somewhat larger.  It'll be just like finding toys in the sand. 

And, btw, I gave it to Kaylee today, and she loved it.  She called me over everytime she found something new, and she had great success using the picture postcard to match the objects.  She searched out each letter in her name, and was on a hunt for the blue turtle.  Her mother (my supervisor) took it around the office showing it off to everyone!  I was a little embarrassed, but very proud nonetheless!

Thanks for the quick reply and the GLOWING RECOMMENDATION.  I'm so glad it was a hit with the kid as well as the mom!  Not that it's not fun sometimes to give something that the kid loves and the mom doesn't...  Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2008 04:34:19 AM »

I have made a bunch of these, they are so much fun! I have a couple tips. Using rice is ok but it makes its way out of stiches, bugs can get in and make a home and if it ever gets wet it is ruined. Instead I have been using doll pellets you can find at craft stores. A little more expensive but they will last a whole lot longer.
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2008 05:02:18 AM »

I have used doll pellets in the past and considered using this for this project as well.  I'm a little uncomfortable using a plastic product when I can use a biodegradable once I have lying around the house that's much cheaper.  I have been making "beanie" type animals for many years, stuffed with rice, lentils, dried corn and beans, you name it.  The only thing I have found leaks out is sand.  For this project, I set my stitch-length a little shorter to stave off any potential rice-leak. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2008 08:21:06 AM »

The coolest thing Ive ever seen
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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2008 06:06:56 PM »

Oooh this is sooo awesome... I kinda want to make one.. But I feel like it might bust. Since I am not so great at sewing.. Definitely going on the wist. Grin
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