Making toys from household items… Take the baby wipe dispensers that come with the bulk baby wipes and show your little one how to put small baby links, cars & other smaller toys through the slot. They can then shake it around, open it up and discover all their toys again (great for endless entertainment). They are also good for storing little matchbox cars.
Use empty, clean water bottles stuffed with various items (coffee beans, paper, popcorn, coins, etc), glue the lid on (make sure it is secure before giving it to your little one) and voila – an instant shaker!
You might also want to look at our list of 16 household items that are better than toys & 13 toddler activity ideas.