DIY: Paper animals
Create a magical world of make-believe where paper animals walk around on washing peg legs
YOU WILL NEED:
Paper plates Old clothes pegs Scissors Crayons Glue Coloured paper (optional)
Draw the outline of your toddler’s favourite animal in the centre of the paper plate. Cut it out, or let your toddler do it if he has managed the skill (but watch him carefully for safety reasons).
Have your child colour his animals in to bring them to life.
Peg the legs and head into position. Your animal will now be able to stand. Show your tot how to make them “walk”.
If you like, cut a watering hole out of blue paper and grass out of green paper to create a habitat for your animals. These peg animals are not only great to play with, but can also be displayed on a floating shelf in your child’s bedroom.
This activity will help with the development of cutting and colouring skills. It will also boost your child’s creativity and by playing with the animals and naming them, your toddler learns about role play as well as imaginative play.