Do you have tons of wet drippy bath toys?
All left in the tub?
Or gathered into a plastic basket?
We were placing our toys in a plastic basket with holes, so it seemed to dry out the wet toys……but let’s be real. That thing was trapping in moisture and the toys were getting moldy……..and mildew was building up all over the toys. Gross.
Here’s a great replacement.
A mesh bath toy bag.
The material is light and airy, with plenty of holes to allow the wetness to evaporate completely.
After the bath, let the kiddos fill up the bag and then hang it up to dry.
Want to make your own?
I found some of this light mesh material at Hancock Fabric. I’m sure it’s available in a variety of fabric stores.
I cut out 2 pieces of the mesh that were 20 x 15 inches.
Along the top edge of both pieces (20 inch edge), I made sure to use the selvage (factory finished edge) of the material as my edge, so that I wouldn’t have to finish that edge myself.
Then I sewed along the sides (15 inch sides) and the bottom with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. The I zig-zagged right next to it, and let the fabric roll under as I was sewing and kind of bunch up the material as I zig-zagged. This will keep that edge nice and tucked under and free from fraying later on.
Then I turned it right side out and added some ribbon to the front of the mesh bag, about 2 inches from the top. I first heat sealed the ends of the ribbon (use a lighter to melt and seal the edges) and then I sewed all the way around the ribbon, to secure it to the bag.
Then I cut 2 pieces of narrow ribbon, each 5 inches long. Then I folded each piece of ribbon in half and sewed them to the inside of the bag, along the side seam on both sides of the bag.
I found these suction hooks at Wal-Mart but I imagine you could find them at any hardware store. (I think they were a couple of dollars for the set.)
Then I attached the hooks to the tub wall, hung the bag, and filled with toys.