So, do you know the craft material “Mais”? It’ s an amazing, versatile, creative toy! They are like those eco-packaging material, with the difference that they come in colors! They stick together just with a little water and you can cut them, in order to get the shapes that you need. It’s a really great toy for toddlers and younger children. It promotes fine motor skills, color recognition, imagination, and creativity. You can really build whatever you want with it – well, we build mostly chains, but that’s another story! – and here are some examples of what you can…
I had to share this, they are sooooooo adorable!!! I will definitely try to make some of them together with my kids (well, at least with the older one). When I do – and if they are somewhat presentable 🙂 – I’ll post the pictures. The link for the really easy instructions is http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/2011/12/10th-day-of-christmas-sock-snowmen.html
I just love this idea. So easy, the kids will have fun and it will be such a beautiful decoration! If only we had a white refrigerator! But for those who have one, check it out!
If you go for a walk, let your kids gather some beautiful leaves. Back at home, they can have fun making an autumn collage or an autumn leaf crown!
This is a great and fun activity for your toddler. Just get some green felt and cut out a large Christmas tree. Then, using different colors, cut out some decorations and make candles, gifts, ornaments and, of course, a star for the top! Put some self-adhesive velcro on the back of each decoration item and your toddler is ready to enjoy it! Again and again and again!!! This works also with plain paper, but you will need glue to get the items to stick, except if you think of another solution, e.g.velcro on both, items and tree.
That seems like something we’ll be trying soon!