If you’ve not heard of Imagination Tree (where have you been?!), Anna is a mum of 4 and early years teacher so she knows what she’s talking about. Her site is absolutely crammed full of brilliant ideas and resources for crafting and learning for kids.
Anna is challenging us to get creative with fine motor skills. To join in with the fun, we stretched our fine motor skills by making a monster game. If left alone, cheeky Boris the monster will gobble up all your craft supplies. No pom pom is safe. Kids can work on their pincer grip by using tweezers to rescue your craft supplies from Boris’s jaws.
To make your own, you will need:
- Paint in 2 colours
- Craft foam in 2 colours
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
- Strong glue
- Plastic tweezers or child-friendly chopsticks
1. Paint the shoebox one colour on the inside and a contrasting colour on the outside. Cut a mouth shape in the lid of the shoebox.
2. To create the monster’s face, cut a mouth shape out of craft foam big enough to fit on the lid of the shoebox. Cut jagged teeth from the other coloured foam. Glue on teeth, pom pom eyes and pipe cleaner hair. Glue onto the lid and cut the mouth shape out of the box.
3. Fill the monster with pom poms and cut-up pipe cleaners and use plastic tweezers to dig out the craft supplies from his chops.
If you need inspiration, head to Anna’s site and join us over on Instagram to #getcreativewith fine motor skills!
~ Laura xx ~