Thursday, 21 January 2016

Plate monsters

 I haven't been posting recently as I've had my head down at night studying subduction zone geology, but we've still been doing plenty of fun activities during the day.

I intersperse the kids writing and maths work with craft activities, so the crafts we do at these times need to be quick, easy to set up and easy to clear away.

Here's one from a couple of weeks ago.  All you need are paper plates and a selection of bits from your junk box.  If you haven't got a junk box, it's definitely worth starting one.  I save interesting cartons, small boxes, old birthday cards, shiny wrappers, fruit nets and the like.  Even the paper plates aren't really essential as you could use card cut from a cereal packet.
The boys used PVA (white) glue and clear tape to attach the bits and pieces, and added stickers and googly eyes to finish their monsters off.

When finished the boys had great fun stomping around chasing each other with the monsters, which are now blue tacked to the kitchen wall to peer down and make sure everyone eats their dinner.

If you have a go at this with your little monsters, I'd love to see the results, so why not come and join us over at The Maz Shack on Facebook and add your pic.