I remember how much fun I had as a child going to indoor playgrounds with slides, tunnels, and of course the big ball pit! Throwing the balls and falling into the ball pit. Nothing is as fun as that! My toddler said “ball” before I even realized she knew what a ball was.  

What if you could bring some of that fun into your home? Super easily and really cheap! Let me tell you how you can create your own ball pit at home.

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Never underestimate the power of a seemingly simply toy. I swear, the most simple of toys always end up being kids’ favorites! 

Oh, you like this cardboard box? Here ya go. Who knew how awesome a paper towel could be? A baby knew, that’s who. 

Young minds are always learning and growing. They like simple. 

Imaginations are developed by giving your child the opportunity to use them!

You don’t need to get fancy when making your ball pit. There are many options when it comes to what you will use to contain the ball pit. 

Here are some options of items you can purchase:

 

But if you are looking for a do it yourself alternative, you can use an empty diaper box! Or a laundry basket would work too. 

Obviously these are used in a little bit different of a way, meaning your child can’t necessarily play inside them like one of the bigger pits above. But they will be able to use their imaginations and make it work!

 

Make an at home ball pit

 

We like to lay the box on it’s side so my toddler can crawl in and grab the balls.

You can also roll the balls into the box. Make-shift bowling/golf. This activity lets your little one develop their hand-eye coordination. 

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The ways you can use these balls to create your at home ball pit are endless! What other ideas do you have to use them?

Share below, I would love to hear from you!