Today I wanted to share a DIY for potty training that only takes about five to ten minutes to make. I just finished making a Potty Prize Box, and I think it turned out so cute.
When my mom was potty training me, she had a box full of little prizes every time I had success. This method really worked for me, so I decided to make one for Odette and see how it goes. Odette is only 15-months-old, but we already have a potty and she used it a few times. She was watching Tinker Bell, and I'm pretty sure she didn't even notice but it still counts in this mama's eyes. Once she hits 18 months, I'm going to kick the potty training into full swing, so I'm just getting everything we need all ready.
To make this Potty Prize Box you will need:
- Wrapping Paper
- A Large Box
- Mini Prizes or Treats
1. Take your large box and wrap it like a present with your favorite wrapping paper. I used some cute pink and purple paper from Target. There's really no rhyme or reason to this method, just wrap however you would like.
2. Print out the Potty Prizes picture below. Right click on the picture and hit print! If it isn't the correct size you can always copy it and resize it in Microsoft Word.
3. Cut out your Potty Prize picture.
4. Tape the Potty Prize picture on the front of your box and fill it with prizes! I found the majority of my items at the Target dollar spot and the Dollar Tree. I bought bubbles, chalk, stickers, a mini golf club, Play-Doh, coloring books and a paint with water book! You can also put suckers or prepackaged fruit snacks, and so on.
Okay, so maybe bribery isn't the best way for a child to learn, but it does work. Do any of you have any tricks that helped your child's potty training experience? Feel free to comment below! I would love to hear about them.
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