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What non-toys do your kids play with?

My 2 year old's toy box has to be routinely cleared on non-toy items. He gets attached to little things around the house and ends up having them tossed in his toy box, such as magnets, baskets, my purses, and knick knacks. He loves to get a spatula, a plate, and an air pump...cram the spatula beside the cushion of the chair, hold the plate and drive, then he uses the air pump to fill up his car when he runs out of gas. He's very funny and creative. What do your kids play with that isn't intended as a toy?

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Asked by wildsun at 12:35 AM on Jan. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Boxes.

    Answer by SandyHack at 12:35 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Ribbon

    Answer by Supervane at 12:36 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • He loves all kinds of non-toys. My favorite is the long shoe horn he calls the Bop Bop Stick- Bop Bop is what he calls my FIL, who walks with a cane. So DS walks around the house with it like a cane, and insists on using it to put on his shoes (so it takes 10 minutes to put on his shoes).

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • My daughter is obsessed with the coasters and coaster holder. Lol

    Answer by randibosin at 12:41 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Too much stuff to list! I'll name a few items: plastic utensils, butter tubs, wooden spoons, gloves, ribbons, old baby socks, my scarves, old purses...

    Answer by Fallaya at 12:44 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • empty soda bottles, empty containers from powdered water flavoring stuff, shoes, anything they can get their hands on, really.

    Answer by kittymeri at 12:52 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Anything from my bathroom. Not daddy's stuff, only mine... cotton balls, tampons(she uses them like drumsticks!), makeup, lotion. She is a total princess.

    Answer by BansheeQueen at 1:04 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • rocks...pinecones...leaves...sticks.. its soooooo annoying! she has been like that sine i can remember.. (she is almost 7)

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:15 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Boxes& newspaper

    Answer by gabby06 at 1:25 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • oh& random stuff from the trash, im always after him

    Answer by gabby06 at 1:26 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

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