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Buckle Octopus - Easy Toddler Toy

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This post is more of an "idea generator" for creative moms, aunts, and grandmothers than a full tutorial, but I thought I'd share the quick toy I made for my 18 month old daughter.

My daughter is currently obsessed with buckles. Specifically, the plastic sort that are common on high chairs, strollers, and shopping carts. The problem is, she (thankfully!) cannot open them again. So she snaps one shut, and then immediately says "Help me! Help me!" until someone opens it again. Of course, I just happened to have a bunch of 'em, and some nylon webbing, in my craft supplies...
Now it takes up to 5 minutes before the "help me!" 
Here's what I made: 


Please note: This was an incredibly "quick and dirty" project. Anyone with an ounce of motivation can make a prettier, cuter, version of this.  I made sure mine was safe* but that's about all.  I didn't even use black thread on the nylon webbing! My excuse?  Aside from being in a hurry (wh…