Fun, educational playthings don’t have to cost a lot of money.  For instance, Rena from The Cheese Theif came across some large foam letters at Dollar Tree and, using only a little bit of glue and some packaging foam saved from a fate in the landfill, turned them into a set of rubber stamps for her little one.  They provided hours of entertainment!  It’s a great way to learn about the alphabet and writing for children who have yet to master using pencil, crayons, or markers.  [how to make oversized alphabet stamps]

Project estimate:

  • Foam letters, $1
  • Foam, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $1