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

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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!

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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.

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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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