This on-the-trail tote takes advantage of fall's natural bounty and your child's natural urge to gather and sort.
Don't have a basket? Make a carrier by poking holes in the sides of a photo or shoe box and tying on twine handles as shown.
Simply fill the basket with the cups. When your tot's in the woods, she can organize and stash her loot for later examination. As a bonus, the thrill of the hunt just might motivate her to go that extra mile (or quarter mile, at least).