Easy to Make [and Fun to Use] Catch the Ball Toy

Gross Motor

Upcyling plastic bottles has so many possibilities! Making these simple catch the ball toy is an easy one too. What a great way to get the kids moving and working on coordination all in one.

International Delight bottles are so great for upcycled projects [and the creamer inside is pretty good too!] Check out this water scoop [or works for sand] and funnel and learn how to use the creamer for homemade ice cream in a bag that the kids can make.

Working with International Delight has been wonderful and the fun isn’t over yet! Stay tuned for even more creative ways to use International Delight bottles. [You should probably save some bottles too!]

We had two International Delight bottles just waiting to be made into something.

Since the weather has been perfect to play outside all day. I knew a movement activity would be best.

Turning the bottles into a simple Catch the Ball Toy just felt like the perfect thing to do.

DIY Catch the Ball Game easy and fun way to play!

How We Made Our Own Catch the Ball Toy

We used a bottle, knife, ribbon [or string], wiffle golf ball and permanent markers [optional for decoration].

  • Cut off the bottom of the bottle. I went up about an inch, but there is no need to be exact.
  • Remove the lid.
  • Tie ribbon or string a around the neck of the bottle.
  • Tie the other end of the ribbon to a wiffle golf ball.
  • Let the kids decorate the bottle.

Just as easy as I promised right?

Hang on to the bottom of the bottle and the lid… you never know when a creative idea might strike [they are great funnels for water]! Ours went straight into the recycled goodies box in the kids art room.

DIY Catch the Ball Game easy and fun way to play!

Quick note to keep in mind: For one of the Catch the Ball toys I made the ribbon a little too long. On the other, I made it a little too short.

Luckily switching the ribbon was quick and easy.

It actually ended up being a pretty fun experiment to find the perfect length of string.

Tip for adding a challenge for older kids:

For older kids make three different Catch the Ball toys.

For each one make a different length of ribbon.

Have them figure out which one is the easiest to use and which is the hardest to use.

Talk about why they think the length made a difference.

DIY Catch the Ball Game easy and fun way to play!

Do you have a favorite International Delight flavor? Mine [at the moment] is Sweet Cream. YUM!

Have you tried their new fat free and sugar free line of your favorite flavors?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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