We thought we’d try another attempt at the unplugged project. We had so much fun the last time even though the outcome wasn’t what we expected.
We collected all the wrapping paper into a massive trash bag. I had planned on an activity where you screw up the paper and throw it into a box. It’s one of our favourite rainy day activities with scrap paper. Get’s rid of some of the energy. What was I thinking? Under wrapping paper will be presents so stopping to do something with the paper and discard the present. That was not happening.
A few days later, I’m learning, we updated a previous craft. Remember this autumn day? We decided to create a winter version.
Here’s how they did it.
Stick to contact paper
Realise that maybe that’s not enough. This is what I love about projects. Problems naturally come up that can be solved by the little ones. I didn’t say a word.
The MO cut off a snowman’s head early on so was too mad to cut anymore for some time. His temperament fit very well with tearing when he came back and he produced this placemat a lot later.
The final results- excuse the glare.
Both placemats have been in heavy use. The Autumnal ones have been retired, temporarily.
What’s playing on Play-activities radio?
Why Are Some Kids Smarter?
Rae Pica and Dr.David Perlmutter