Day #15 King For A Day!
by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
So today I was really looking for an activity that Boo could do without constant supervision from me as I needed to potter around and tidy up the kitchen a bit whilst he was busy at the table.
I love bordette roll! It is so versatile and the creations that can be made from it are amazing.
What You’ll Need
- Bordette roll – about 50 cm for a small child’s head
- Double sided sticky tape
- Collage materials – we’re using feathers, buttons, nature shapes and acrylic gemstones
Cut your bordette roll down to the size you need (measure around your child’s head and allow about an inch overlap). I really wanted to avoid any mess today (if possible) so I opted to use double-sided sticky tape to secure the collage materials. Place a long strip along the middle of the bordette roll and pull the backing strip off before handing it to your little one.
This was such a useful activity for when I needed just ten minutes to sort out dinner and quickly tidy around. Boo spent AAAGGGGEEEESSSS choosing where things would go and sticking them down. A couple of times he changed his mind and the beauty of double-sided tape is that he was able to simply pull the item off the bordette roll and move it to where he wanted it. When he was finally done I pushed his decorations down firmly and joined the ends by overlapping them together and using the double-sided tape to secure it all together.
Kiiiiiiinnnngg Mummy, Kiiiiiinng!
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Activity Time: 10-15 minutes
Safety Tips: If you are not sitting with your child for this activity be sure to use age appropriate collage materials (nothing too small and edible-looking). Although I wasn’t sat with Boo, I never left the kitchen which meant I was able to watch him throughout the activity. He’s moved past the phase where he wants to eat everything so I am a little more relaxed about letting him sit with buttons.
Day #15 DONE! 85 to go!