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Have you seen Inside Out yet? I’m sad to say that we haven’t made it yet, but it’s on our list! This movie looks amazing and Charlie’s already in love with it without even seeing it! We were looking for a new LEGO set to take to Mommom’s house while I was in NYC for SoFabU OTR and right outside the LEGO aisle was a big display of Inside Out toys! Charlie immediately started picking out which ones he wanted!
Honestly, I’m not a fan of bringing more stuffed animals into the house. They take up space and don’t really serve a purpose. If I was getting these Inside Out plush toys, they were going to serve a purpose in this house!
Charlie is your typical 4 year old boy right now. They may be little, but they have some big emotions. We’ve been having a rough time, as I’m sure most parents do, in dealing with the screaming, whining, crying and total meltdowns. What a better way to use those Inside Out plushes than to help us express our emotions?!?
To make our plush toy holder for our Inside Out friends, you’ll need a few supplies from Walmart.
- window box planter
- spray paint
- acrylic paint in various colors
- foam paint brushes
- fine tip paint brushes
- Inside Out Plushes
- picture hanging wire
- damage-free wall hanger
- Drill two holes evenly spaced in the middle of your planter.
- Spray paint the entire outside and the edges. You can spray paint the inside, but I didn’t do the whole thing.
- After it’s dry, write “I FEEL” on the outside.
- Using a foam paint brush, swirl around the paint to make different colored circles.
- After your circles are dry, use a fine tip paint brush to draw faces on the circles. Charlie helped me draw smiley faces, sad faces, mad faces and some silly faces.
- Cut your hanging wire 8-12″ and put it through both holes. On the inside of the planter, tie a small knot and wrap the wire around until tight.
- On the outside of the planter, you’ll be left with a loop to hang your Inside Out Plush Holder!
- Use a damage-free wall hanger to attach your new holder to the wall with the loop.
Our Inside Out Emotions Plush Toy Holder will be going right under Charlie’s behavior & chore chart. The idea is that Charlie can take one of his plush toys out and come talk to us about what he is feeling instead of acting out. We don’t understand the yelling, screaming, crying, but hope this will lead to more talking. I want him to know that we’re hear to listen to him and try to work it out.
This is a really easy project that your kids can help you with, which we all know is the best kind! And it helps get the toys off the floor, while making them fit into your life.
You can pick up all your Inside Out Plush Toys at Walmart! We also spotted some Inside Out fruit snacks and they’re always a big hit in our house!
How do you help your little ones sort through their big emotions?