As my second pregnancy neared the end, I started to panic a bit about how I would entertain a toddler during the marathon breastfeeding sessions that a newborn needs. I searched Pinterest for busy bag ideas, and got to work on any that were easy and inexpensive. Many of the activities have since been forgotten, but this one seems to have stood the test of time.
It's so simple! I picked up a bag of colored craft sticks from the dollar store, and a pack of sticky round velcro dots from Michael's craft store. Just stick a hook velcro dot to one end of the stick and a loop velcro dot to the other side. I was done in less than 10 minutes, and the activity has definitely provided hours worth of entertainment over the past year.