Use a few simple household items to create a pretend playscape for the kids.
It was grey and cold today, and I pulled out the tape and created some paths (directed by Emma) for an animal habitat of their small plastic animals. We cut up a cracker box (and turned it wrong side out) to make tunnels, and used fabric scraps to “spruce things up”: blue jean pockets to serve as barns, circles cut out of the same pair of jeans for water, a bit cut out of a pair of Mike’s old dockers for a beach, and a piece cut out of a shirt with bleach stains for some grass/forest. The flower print “meadow” is the only new piece of fabric that we used, and it was a scrap from a pair of shorts I made for Emma a couple of years ago. Later on we added a piece of an old white towel to use for snow (Emma’s suggestion). Even Lily wanted to play:
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
9 thoughts on “Cardboard, Tape, and Rags”
This is a great idea for a rainy day activity! You are so very resourceful. :)
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You always have the best creative ideas! Thanks for sharing.
The best projects require imagination! Looks fun!
That looks like a fun activity!
I just posted about our train station play with masking tape! Such fun!
What a fabulous activity – I’m so impressed! I love that the baby even got involved. :)
Great idea! We’ll need more of these types of ideas come winter. I’m thinking it’s going to be a loooong winter inside this season.
That is such a cute picture of Lily watching the kids play! How fun!
That is so creative!
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