Craft Project: Little Swimmers Diaper Cake

A unique and colorful spin on the popular baby shower gift, because babies just want to have fun in the water and sun.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • 12 (= 1 pack) of Little Swimmers diapers
  • 1 large rubber band
  • decorative ribbon (about 25 inches)
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  • 1 straight pin
  • hot glue
  • baby items: such as baby sunblock, beach/sand toys, sunglasses, sandals, bathing suit, etc.
  • Optional: additional ribbon to make bows and other decorations
  • cylinder, i.e. a soup can or large round jar

Instructions:

Gather materials, clear work area, and preheat glue gun. Also place the cylinder or round baby sunblock (or new baby bottle) on a table.

Wrap one Little Swimmers diaper closely around the cylinder, with your preferred side of the diaper facing outward.

With a second Little Swimmer diaper facing out, wrap the closed (crotch) end of the diaper against the first diaper's closed (crotch) area, about 2 inches from where the first one started. Slip rubber band around the diapers for future adding.

Repeat step 3 for all 12 diapers, sliding each diaper in once it stretches the rubber band out.

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Remove the cylinder in the middle only if it is not included with the diaper cake. Wrap the decorative ribbon snug around the mid-section of the diaper cake and pin ends together. Shift the diapers as needed to make an evenly-spaced out arrangement.

Hot glue ribbon ends together, holding firmly and cautiously until glue is set and dry.

Slip rubber band off of the cake.

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Decorate the Little Swimmer's Diaper Cake to your preference, adding baby items, tulle/cellophane/gift wrap, and give. (I made a quick and easy fish-shaped wash cloth by rolling it, folding in half, then tying ribbon mid-body to form a tail with the ends.) Enjoy.

By Erin R. from Seffner, FL

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