(Goblin is 29 months)
Goblin and I made Easter egg piñatas and I am so pleased with them. Some of you may be thinking "why would this crazy woman intentionally encourage her toddler to hit something with a stick - especially something they spent hours making?" The answer is, its great learning. Its amazing practice for hand eye coordination and gross motor skills. I guess it also teaches cause and effect - hit it long enough and it breaks - although the reward of chocolate falling from the sky may not be great for teaching that it is not normally a good idea to hit things until they break.
"Now class, who can tell me what happens to the particles in air when they heat up?"
That's right they move apart, thus expanding the balloons inside the paper mache. (Are you impressed that I remembered that little bit of GCSE science - after the event of course).
- mini rice cakes wrapped in tin foil
- cuddle tokens (cardboard circles with the word 'hug' written on them, that your child can cash in for an extra cuddle)
- raisins or nuts in paper twists
- easter toys - little cuddly chicks and plastic easter eggs
You need to remember the whatever you use will be falling from a height onto the floor so it needs to be non breakable.
I covered my holes and rips in flat sheets of tissue paper stuck on with glue (no water this time, you need just the glue). And then I started sticking the tissue paper twists all over the paper mache. Half way through I decided it would look better if the whole balloon was covered in flat tissue paper first so that if the twists fell of there wouldn't be ugly newspaper print underneath.
I left the debris in the garden because it looked so pretty!
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