Duration: any

Age: baby, parent

Skill for Bub: Muscle Builder, Mind Builder


A visually stimulating toy that is sure to become one of your baby’s favorites.

At this young age, babies are particularly attracted to sharp contrasts in colours (such as black, white, and red) as well as to movement. This easy-to-make toy offers these features all rolled into one — literally.

Here’s How

  • Peel the label off an empty oatmeal cylinder or water bottle.
  • Wrap the container in a sheet of white paper.
  • Cut out a series of small shapes from sheets of black and red construction paper.
  • Paste the shapes to the paper making distinct patterns all the way around the container.

Watch your child’s eyes grow wide when you roll the container toward him for the first time!