The second item falling in the burlap decoration series, a colorful door wreath! Last year we did buttons made bunny, we had to remove it after Easter which made Nady a bit disappointed. This year our door decoration is more springy to keep it longer!
Cut a big circle of styrofoam then a smaller one within to make it look like a hoop. Wrap it with burlap and here it is, ready to decorate with pinwheels and flowers done with your sweetheart’s tiny hands with so much enthusiasm and love!
All you need is felt and burlap cut in squares and glued back to back. This is how we do pinwheels, step by step.
Depending on the size, you decide how many pinwheels to do. We made 3 different sizes and colors, as per Nady choice. He was the leader of the craft and i was following his instructions.
Initially i prepared for only pinwheels, but he asked to add flowers, specifically green, yellow and purple 🙂
Click on flowers to download a high resolution file to help you trace them before cutting.
Such activities develop your child’s motor skills while having fun cutting, pasting, folding, drawing, tracing, and coloring. . . These are big skills for tiny hands. It’s beautiful to see your children growing and being proud of their achievements!
“i can paste”! don’t undermine this sentence. Motor skills enable your child to perform important everyday tasks, and when combined with hand – eye coordination also open new doors to exploration, learning, and creative expression.
Researches show that emphasis on purely intellectual activities such as memorization of letters and numbers… is far less useful at this stage than encouraging fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination. These skills lay the foundation for academic learning in later years. In order to learn to write or draw, for example, a child’s hand must be strong enough to hold a pencil steady for a long period of time.
The best way for you to help promote motor skills is to provide your child with a good choice of materials (blocks, crayons, nontoxic and washable markers and paints, paste, glue, modeling clay, safety scissors…) to manipulate as his imagination dictates.
We played a bit with the wreath before mounting it on the door. That was the best part; my precious is exploring the different usages of it 🙂
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