First craft for year 2011. We had a tough time with their terrible twos and was unable to do much with them. This craft was forced under circumstances again. When I'm totally at my wits end with them, my last bet is a craft and it did calm them down though the crying starts again after this craft session when we are supposed to clean up. What a way to start the new year but I still look forward to a better year crafting and learning with them.
My boys simply love anything that can move. Their first time on a boat was on a bumboat to Pulau Ubin and since then, they called all boats and ships "bumboat", with a distinct "at" sound at the back. Hah, I just love the way they pronounce "boAT".
What You Need:
- Styrofoam Blocks (keep those styrofoam blocks for crafts like this when you have a new appliance. This was from the printer box we recently purchased)
- Disposable Chopstick or any Sticks (keep them when you order take aways)
- Paint the paper for the sail. I cut out the triangles first but I find that it may be easier for your young children to paint an A4 piece before you cut.
- Cut the styrofoam blocks into the size and shape you desired and let them paint.
- Cut out the triangle from paper they have painted when the paint has dried and glue the triangle/sail to the disposable chopstick.
- Push the stick down the styrofoam block
- Tata! A Sailboat!!
|K likes to mix the paint more than painting.|
|Vigorously painting.. hah...|
|I have no idea why Y had this expression but I thought he looks so cute!|