Well, they cost too much.... and I couldn't find a good tutorial online, so I just used common sense and made my own! I decided to share a few photos and give a little explanation in case anyone out there is looking for a Find It DIY like I was.
I used a Smart Water water bottle (smooth sides) and peeled the label off. I then used some goo-gone where the label was, washed the bottle and let it dry thoroughly.
After the bottle was dry I filled it with rice I had dyed, trinkets to find, and some sequins and what not to make the finding a little harder.
The "trinkets to find" are things I found around the house and that fit through the top! Listed are some of the things I used
- Pop tab
- Orange marble
- Clear marble
- Beads, various colors
- Hex nuts
- Pompom balls, various colors
- Google eyes, various colors and sizes
- Toy monkey
- Toy Dinosaur
- Gold snowflake
- Purple eraser
- Plastic spider
- Jingle bells
- Pieces of pipe cleaner
- Pieces of straws.
I put some multiples of the trinkets because this is for a 3 year old and I don't want her to get too frustrated! The items that have many with various colors are nice too because I can tell her to find a bead, or find the red bead. I actually let the three year old put this together. We leaned over the bathtub and she put a scoop of rice into the funnel and enjoyed watching it fall into the bottle. Between each scoop she got to put a few of the trinkets in. It worked out great!
The lid was hot glued on and this game has been a hit already! The only thing I'd change is to leave a little more empty space for easier turning/finding.