One of Love Bug’s Christmas presents from his Auntie was a big jar of craft supplies. The other day I asked if he wanted to play the matching game Auntie had made for him (something else entirely) and he thought I was talking about using the craft jar and went running for the closet. So we ended up opening it up and seeing what we could make.
He’s so obsessed with numbers and letters, and one thing in there is number stickers. And popsicle sticks. So we stuck one number onto each popsicle stick and made number sticks.
Today, since it was a very snowy day, we decided to create a snowman. (Supplies: three small styrofoam balls, a toothpick, strips of white paper, glue, and marker.) We stuck the “snowballs” on the toothpick, which was the perfect length and was completely inside the balls (no pokey ends sticking out), glued on arms, and then drew on a face. We were going to use some of the tiny pompoms for eyes and a nose, but they were just too hard to glue on. Our snowman is tiny but lovable.
I also tried to do what I thought would be a fun fine motor activity of using a clothespin to transfer the larger pompoms into bowls, separating them by color. After the first one, Love Bug had had enough and just wanted to put them into bowls with his hands and not even by color.