L is currently obsessed with putting objects into things. The more objects available, the better, because then she can repeat the process. One evening, when L was being a little crabby and was clearly bored, I ran upstairs for some toilet paper rolls I’ve been saving — is my family the only one that calls those things dutt-dutts? Because of the sound it makes when you whack somebody on the head with it? Yes? Anyway….
So I found a couple toilet paper rolls and cut them into different sizes. I paired them with a bowl of pom-poms, and showed L how to put the pom-poms in. This is a variation on some of the other works that allow L to place objects in containers, as these objects also come out the other side. L was absolutely delighted when I pushed the first pom-pom through.
Easy, free, and it killed the boredom right away.