We are having a blast with all of these cardboard boxes. Today along with the cozy nook we made a Santa Sleigh!
I don’t remember how we got to this decision, but we did and I am so glad! I love how the sleigh turned out, and even better is how much A & S love it!
It is equipped with back supports, a seat, runners, & even trusty reindeer!
When the neighbors get a huge box, the possibilities are endless!
We learned that all 3 of us could fit in the box. Then we spent a bit of time playing Jack in the Box.
Then we took out the corner supports for a different project & took the big one up to A’s room. Up there we transformed out into a cozy little Christmas nook. We laid it on its side & poked holes through the now top. Then we placed Christmas lights through the holes so they could be seen from inside.
What a cozy little spot this is!
So I have decided to make a few more hooded towels, but this time to make a dinosaur (monster/dragon?). Whatever you might call it, I am very happy with how they turned out!
I followed this post my instructions. My towels were so thick I had to use a walking foot for my sewing machine, but it worked great!
Now I hope the 2 kids getting them like them just as much! Let me know if you would like to purchase one!
I saw this post by Frugal Fun For Boys & Girls and I was so excited to try it out. In fact, I invited friends over the same day & made a quick trip to the craft store.
After letting A help pick out items to decorate the house with, we headed back home to get it ready.
It was very easy following the directions for building the house. A was excited to help me measure & draw the lines on the cardboard. Then A spent a lot of time cutting extra pieces of cardboard.
The hot glue was super easy & sturdy for the house. (Much easier than frosting!). Then I added velcro to the house & then to the different decorating items.
A and her friend had a blast decorating their houses. And they even redecorated it a few times during the making process!
SKILLS: Independence, Decisions, Fine Motor, Measuring, Cutting, Working Together
A is always excited to play with certain things when S is napping. Many days, like today, that involves some sort of sensory play.
After cleaning out our cupboards I realized we had a lot of tea that we do not like. So that became our material for the day.
We started off with the tea and chop sticks and making patterns/ letters. Which lead to burying the chop sticks. Which then turned into scooping the tea and pouring it in & out of the bag. Then finally it made it to the typical A question, “what happens when we add water?” So we did. I love watching & listening to her line of thought & questions.
SKILLS: Self-directed play, Cause & Affect, Fine Motor
So A was excited about the skittles from Halloween . So we decided to do a little experiment (or as she called Magic)!
Did you know that if you places skittles down & then slowly pour warm water around them, the colors run!
A & I each took a plate & arranged our skittle. I put a piece of watercolor paper under mine to see what would happen.
It was fun watching how excited A got as she watched she colors appear! The watercolor paper absorbed some of the color, but it was very faint.
After we watched the colors spread out, A had fun looking at the skittles and how they changed.
SKILLS : Color changes, Observations, Describing, Fine Motor