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Personalised Potty

  • Duration

    short

  • Age

    , toddler, child

  • Skill for Bub

    Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

Summary

Let your toddler know that this is their special potty by allowing them to give it a personal touch.

“That’s mine!” How many times do parents hear their children proclaim their ownership on items – even ones that really aren’t theirs? One item that is exclusively their property is the potty. Let them know that this is their special potty throughout toilet training by allowing them to give it a personal touch.

What you’ll need

  • Wooden (preferably) or plastic potty
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Shaped sponges
  • Embellishments and glue, optional

What to do

Take the potty outside, if possible, or place on some newspapers inside on the floor. In old clothes, let your child paint or decorate his potty using as many colours of the rainbow as he would like. Show him how to use the paintbrush and how to dip the sponges into paint to add fun shapes and contrasts. If using a plastic potty, it’s best to skip the painting, as most paints will not adhere to plastic. Just give him markers and stickers, or help him glue embellishments, such as wiggle eyes, feathers, felt cut-outs, etc., on the potty.

When he’s finished, allowed the potty to dry completely. The potty can be complete now, or let him get even more creative by adding his personal touches with markers, stickers or other items. Help him write his name somewhere on the seat. Ta da! His very own, one-of-a-kind potty! Be sure to take a picture of your little one standing – or sitting! – proudly with his masterpiece.

Want to take this project even a step further? Many craft stores sell wooden toilet paper holders. Let him decorate one to match his potty. Now he’s really all set for toilet training!