Foam is a great material for sewing practice. You can draw whatever you want and then make holes on foam to make it easier for kids to sew. It is too much fun. I use packing needle for pre-holes.
Small world setups are great for the kids. You can use paper cups to create a very cute village. You can put led lights/candles inside them if you want to lighten your dark winter days.
After drawing and cutting our newspaper animals, we filled them with newspaper, stapled the edges and then colored them with watercolor. They turned into super cute sea creatures.
We normally use salt dough to make hand/foot prints to save as a nice memory. But this time we tried to make fishes. After giving shapes, we let them dry overnight and then colored with watercolor.
Have you ever tried to make boats with straws? ⛵ We had a great sensory play with these boats a few weeks ago. It is super simple to prepare.
These beautiful rocks are from last summer (2019). We painted these in Turkey in grandma’s home and then gave them to grandma as a gift. Now they are making grandma’s cactuses more cuter.
If you haven’t colored pasta yet, you should prepare very soon. You can create amazing sensory play setups and make amazing art with them. We used colored pasta to create amazing sea animals. It was both art and fine motor exercise.
We put net bag under the foil and painted our fishes. They turned into super cute fishes. It is super easy to make and very addictive, too.
The first theme that comes to mind in summer is ice cream. And coloring cottons was too much fun and it is really great for fine motor skills.
You will need:
Craft paints or acrylic paints