As a kid, were you mesmorized by those glitter wands? Dude. I could flip that thingy (watching the glitter twirl) until the sun went down! I snatched one up at the toy store awhile back for Bubs (we were headed for yet another long grueling flight). It worked wonders, by the way. Took up very little space, made no noise… Sorry, I’m getting carried away. I thought it’d amuse Lil’ Mister to recreate a stockier version of a glitter wand (minus the glitter. minus the wand). Crafts with a twoddler (not a baby not yet a toddler) are almost impossible. I envisioned this craft going a lil’ sumthin’ like this: I’d make it. He’d play with it for 2 seconds. The end.
BOY was I wrong! This was just his speed!
It was questionable how he’d manage the materials. So (teacher in me) modeled putting in the pony beads. (plus I didn’t want to chance a 911 “um. HELP! he just ate a boatload of beads! CPR? Heimlich? HURRY!”). Frightening.
The ribbon, dice, and glitter pom-poms were perfect for his tiny hands. I wish I would’ve had the video camera rolling (oh wait, taking pictures & video? who do I think I am? Octomom?). The giggles were so cute! He was tickled he could get them in the little hole & then he’d gooseneck it to watch them float to the bottom.
Not only was it a fun way to spend the morning; but I felt like I was doing something good for him. Sensory, fine motor, and fun. Booya! 3 points for Team, 1st Time Mommy!
Pretty sure it’d be fun even for older kidlets! 🙂