I decided to put a bit of blue paper underneath to make it a bit more interesting than the brown of the card. I can imagine in future sea based artwork with fish shapes, sand and shells etc with blue, or field animals using wool etc with green paper, the possibilities are numerous! I also though that they could be a great learning tool if you draw pictures underneath for them to shape match, such as a house. You could even draw a basic blank face, and then either draw or cut out from a magazine, facial features to get your little one to place the features in the correct places, or just create basic colour / letter / number matching activities for them to match up.
Alyssa had great fun playing with some homemade toys using a Pringles can thanks to a post on the Imagination tree, and a confetti cannon inspired by Activity village which I filled with old quality street wrappers, I also fill with feathers, leaves and various other themed things, and Arthur loves rushing around collecting it all to set it off again for ages! Alyssa was playing with the tube stuffed with scarves as well, looking a bit like a magician pulling scarves out of a sleeve, a great sensory play day for her and an artistic but almost mess free, Arthur tipped the scraps all over the floor, day for Arthur.
|Scraps and shapes to use|
|Arthur in action|
|Alyssa's ribbon pull|
|The finished piece|
|Basic house template for future|
|Basic Face shape for body parts|