Monday, 23 February 2015

Old MacDonald Stick Puppets

These came about by accident as many things do when we start to play and make.

I bought these animal sticky shapes a while back in one of those bargain stores for next to nothing. 

The quality of the images isn't great but they're good enough for collage/sticky pictures, especially considering the price.

We had a whole load of crafty 
bits and bobs out today including these and I just happened to peel off the backing of one of the animals and stick it on a lolly stick.  

We were happily playing with them but the back was still mainly exposed and very sticky so to cover up the sticky bit I just cut out some colourful circles and stuck them on which worked well.....

Before we knew it we had made a whole set as well as a cup to hold them all!

We've been singing away today, and not just Old Macdonald.....

What about making some more pigs and telling the story of the 3 Little Pigs, or singing This Little Piggy, Baa Baa Black Sheep or Giddy Up Horsey?

If you know any cow or cockerel songs please let me know!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Valentine's Water Play

Super simple water play fun....

Hearts, petals, confetti and some spoons and containers for pouring and filling.

The only thing we forgot was glitter! 

Valentine's Sensory Bins and Coloured Rice

I've been meaning to try making coloured rice for soooooo long but all the instructions I found involved using alcohol and what seemed like rather complicated and laborious lists of things to do.

And then I found a super simple one.

Basically, you just put the rice in a box with a lid, sprinkle on some food colouring and give it a good shake and then lay it out on a baking tray to dry.  It really was that easy!

Since we're close to Valentine's Day I made up a red and pink sensory bin with all things hearty and lovely.

It's definitely something I'll do again in different colours as all that pouring and filling was great fun.

....and here's another basket idea for babies, full of red things to look at and investigate.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

First Aid Bag

My 10 minute make today!

Whenever we go away for a few days I find myself throwing first aid things, medicines etc in at the last minute to anywhere I can find a space, so I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have everything all in one place in a handy little bag.  


So here it is, not very exciting but extremely useful.