HiPP Twists this Autumn

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At HiPP Organic we are big on recycling. So why not get involved and start upcycling your empty HiPP Organic jars, trays and boxes to create fun arts and crafts or sensory activities with your little one! We have compiled our favorite Autumnal themed HiPP Twists for you to try out! 

Flower tealight holders

@gemmalangx and her daughter Paisley, have shared how they use flowers and leaves that have been collected on their adventures to make these adorable tealight holders.

What you will need:

  • Empty jars
  • Dried out flowers
  • PVA glue and a brush, to paint the glue on

How to make your tealight holders:

  1. Dry out your flowers and leaves by spreading them out across a baking tray and popping them in the oven for ten minutes on a medium heat. Remove once they have dried out.
  2. Soak the label off of your empty food jars.
  3. Coat sections of the glass in glue and add your dried flowers and leaves, repeat this until the jar is covered. Gemma left gaps so that you could see the glow of the candle through the jar.
  4. Once the glue has dried you could add some twine or string around the top of the jar.
  5. Pop in a tealight and your holders are ready to be used.

Fairy jars

@the_flaherty_four has used her empty HiPP Organic jars to create these super simple and cute fairy jars, the perfect way to add some magic into those dark Autumn evenings!

What you will need:

  • Empty HiPP Organic food jars, with the labels removed.
  • Coloured string.
  • Battery powered fairy lights.
  • Glitter, to add some fairy magic.
  • PVA glue (optional).

How to make the jars:

  1. Remove the labels and wash your empty jars.
  2. Use the coloured string to wrap around the neck of the jar and create a small loop if you are wanting to hang them.
  3. Pop the fairy lights in the jars and hang them up For an extra magical feel paint the outside of the jar in PVA glue and sprinkle some glitter around the edges.
  4. @the_flahetry_four also would sprinkle extra glitter (Fairy dust) around the jars at nighttime after the "fairies" had visited!

DIY Nature Board

@that.makes.six has created a couple of great HiPP Twist ideas to entertain your little one while exploring in the autumn months.

What you will need:

  • A piece of card (we recommend using the packaging from your HiPP Organic tray meals or follow on/ growing up milk boxes)
  • Something to poke holes in the card
  • String or laces
  • Pegs or clips

How to make:

  1. Poke holes through each end of the piece of card
  2. Thread through your string or laces
  3. Add small pegs to the string
  4. Then you have a nature board for your toddler to use to collect leaves and twigs on your adventures.

Flower press

Another lovely upcycling idea from @that.makes.six is the flower press she has created using cardboard packaging.

What you will need:

  • Cardboard packaging
  • Paper (baking paper, newspaper or tissue paper will work)
  • String
  • Something to poke holes in the card

 How to make and use your flower press:

  1. Fold your cardboard in half, to make it like a book
  2. Fold some paper to fit inside the cardboard, glue it down if you're worried about it being ripped by little hands or flying away whilst on your adventures
  3. Poke a hole on what will be the back page of the press and thread through the string
  4. Once you're out exploring and have found some flowers, stick them between the card, shut the book. Then use the string to add extra pressure to press the flowers.
  5. Leave for a few days and "ta-da" you have pressed flowers

Hedgehog café

Imogen and her mum @mylittlepieceoftheworld used their empty trays to create a hedgehog café for their night time visitors. 

What you will need:

  • Empty, clean trays
  • Water
  • Food suitable for hedgehogs (such as cat or dog food). Avoid anything containing dairy as hedgehogs are lactose intolerant!

 How to make it:

This one is quite straight forward, just wash out your trays and fill one with fresh water and one with "hedgehog" food. Then leave out in your garden overnight for your spikey visitors. 

Imogen also created a sign, so the hedgehogs know where to go upon arrival!