One night, while I was giving my son a bath, he just sat in the water and would splash a little but nothing else. Those of you with a little toddler boy know that something isn't right if a little boy isn't getting into mischief, making a mess, or creating a ton of noise! I looked into the tub at the bath toys and quickly realized the problem. Poor kid has been playing with the same exact toys since he has been able to sit up in the tub!
My solution to the problem.............FOAM!
For the dress up figure, I used my scrap booking template called TracerKins (EK Success used to make them but I don't think they do anymore.) The templates have all sorts of different cloths, hair, and accessories. I will eventually cut out more and draw faces on the "doll" to make it more fun to dress up. (I know I have a boy but they still enjoy dressing things up. Most guys won't admit it but they probably dressed up a doll or wanted too at least once in their life!)
For the letters, I just traced them out with a stencil. You could also print letters from the computer to get the exact size and shape you wanted. This project did make me yearn for a Cricut Machine that much more! Can you cut foam out with a Cricut Cutter? Now I need to make some numbers and if I get REALLY ambitious (or my son gets bored again) I'll cut out a shape to go with the letter.
This fun project and activity for bath time didn't cost me more than 50 cents and I have a lot left over. This would make a great gift!