Yesterday I introduced my grand daughter to scissors. She became obsessed with cutting things so today I knew I needed to give her something new to do. Time for some cardboard and upcycling projects.
I started with some cardboard, destined for the recycling bin, and let her enjoy her scissors, markers, and glue stick. Here are just two of the things she came up with.
She wasn’t done yet, so I pulled out the old vinyl piece I replaced on my stool. Using the back side we, or rather she as I wasn’t allowed to help, began to create a very large Santa.
We dug out some old pieces of fabric, some batting remnants and added glue and a stapler to the mix for her. The stapler was a new thing to add to the scissors this week. She glued and stapled batting and fabric on to her vinyl needing to experiment with everything, then cut strips in the beard to look more “real”.
Not done yet, New Santa had to be introduced to my Santa figurine. Can you spot the figurine checking out the latest creation?
Under the hat at the top I threaded a small piece of yarn and knotted it so her Santa could be hung. I’m told this is already hanging proudly in her bedroom. Sure glad I didn’t give in and toss the vinyl. Anyone with children around can put together a bag of scraps of all kinds and let them have a day of fun, you may be pleasantly surprised by their creativity, especially if they are older than 4, but this is sure one proud 4 year old, so I guess it would depend on how accepting you are of “imperfect” decorating your home.