So I just made a robot for my 4 year old...
August 22, 2008 10:48am CST
... out of a vegetable steamer, a cup, a small tupperware bowl and some straws. Last week, I made a pirate ship out of a lawn mower box, a tupperware lid, newspaper, straws and a broom handle. Before I made either of these, I looked online for ideas to make them with things around the house and it was tough. For the pirate ship I googled "make pirate ship home" and found things that said "here's how to make a pirate ship with simple everyday materials" but then it calls for cardboard milk cartons, crafting foam, etc. First of all we have a 4 year old and a 16 month old plus 4 adults in the house... we go through 2 gallons of milk a DAY so we NEVER have the cardboard cartons around and I don't think I've seen anyone I know with them in their fridge either. Second of all, I'm not one to keep craft foam and stuf flike that in the house either and don't know alot of mommies that just have random sheets of craft foam laying around... So here are my questions: 1)What kinds of things have you made for your kids out of household materials and what did you use? 2) Does anyone know of a website to give ideas for things like that? I'm running out and I still have at least another 3 years before I can rest my creative mind!
22 Aug 08
You are such a creative parent. your kid is very lucky to have you. me I am homeschooling my two toddlers and my mind is spinning on the things I would do for them. As much as possible I want their learning to be fun and full of arts (they say arts is the best way to teach kids) I have to be so creative. I usually surf on the net crafts that are related to our topic and then from that I devise our own. Like when we are on letter h, I look for art crafts that involve h and came across something that made a house from letter H and that's what we did.