Upcycle an old berry container to help little ones practice their writing

This TikTok parent’s clever DIY tool uses an old berry container to help kids practice writing!

TikTok account Crafty Moms (@craftymoms) has garnered a following of almost 3 million users for their videos featuring DIY projects and clever hacks that help kids learn practical skills.

One of their videos shows how an old strawberry container can make a fun DIY tool to help kids practice writing and work on their fine motor skills!

The clip features a step-by-step tutorial beginning with a lid from an ordinary plastic strawberry container.

The filmer cuts out a rectangle from the top of the lid and then cuts out four cardboard rectangles, slightly larger than the plastic cover.

They then fasten each corner of the plastic rectangle to the cardboard using metal thumbtacks and hot glue.

Finally, they draw clear outlines of shapes, numbers, and words using a Sharpie and rectangular strips of paper. 

After sliding the short end of the paper between the corresponding end of the makeshift mini dry-erase board, all you need is a washable marker, and the DIY dry-erase board is ready for little ones to practice writing and drawing! 

Viewers were impressed by the toddler handwriting hack and couldn’t resist leaving some words of positivity. 

“Great idea! *runs to recycling to get the strawberry case*,” commented one user. 

“GENIUS,” said Even Stevens star Christy Carlson Romano (@christycarlsonromano). 

“Thanks y’all for always finding cheap ways to have fun or education for our kids,” mentioned one grateful viewer. 

Fun and educational activities don’t have to break the bank. A trip to the local arts and crafts or dollar store can reap big benefits for your wallet. Plus, DIY projects are a great way to bond with your child while helping them flex their creative and cognitive muscles.

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