Left over craft materials made for lots of fun. I divided the remaining craft materials (from a Cre8tiv Kidz Make Your Own Paper Puppets set) into two containers and provided blank paper and glue. Lacy (3 years 0 months) loves gluing and hates it when there is no more gluing to do in an activity so she particularly loved this activity – there was plenty to glue and even better no set place to stick it.
Cost: Free – It was leftovers – (the original Cre8tiv Kidz. Make your own paper puppets cost approx. $5 from Kmart.)
Ages: 2+ years
Taught: Creativity, colours, shapes, and we also counted.
These lacing cards were given to Lacy and Aniya (3 years 0 months) for their birthdays. You could easily make your own like this, by punching holes around the edge of cereal box pictures, pages of old board books or my favourite – postcards.
Due to the small size and flat nature of lacing cards they would make a great travelling activity and/or busy bag activity.
(NB the crayons were also a present and are very cute but unfortunately the colouring tip breaks very easily)
I’m into being cheap, I mean recycling so today’s cutting practise was an recycled catalogue cut into strips. On some strips thick lines were drawn for a cutting guide. A big mess was made but much fun was also had by Lacy and Aniya (2 years 9 months).