It is always a good idea to have a few odds and ends around when you have children so, if you have the room, save things like bottle tops, cereal packets magazines, yoghurt pots, computer printouts, wallpaper offcuts etc. These can be kept in shoeboxes until required. Other useful items are safety scissors, non-toxic crayons and felt tip pens (buy safety topped pens with a hole in the lid to prevent suffocation if sucked into the windpipe), non-toxic paint and glue, masking tape and old shirts or blouses to use as aprons.
I read your article titled “What to do with a refrigerator box” and would like to add my 2 cents…With the help of my 2 girls – ages 2 and 4 – we recently created a play house out of 4 boxes, with 4 rooms of course.
Kindly contributed by Lesley Tauro