Eezy peezy photo frame
Help your tot create this photo frame to display photos or his artwork. It also makes a great gift!

Difficulty rating: *
Time to prepare: **
Clean up: ***
Activity time: Will depend on the age of your child, but a minimum of 20 minutes.

This exercise engages your toddler’s creativity to its maximum. Encourage him to take control of the
project from start to finish – from choosing what colour khoki pens he wants to use, to helping you pick out the glitter. This will encourage his independence as well. To colour in and decorate the ice cream sticks, your child will need to use his fine motor skills, giving them a good workout in the process.

You will need:

  • Ice cream sticks (you can buy these at craft stores)
  • Khoki pens
  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • A piece of ribbon

Show your child how to colour in the ice cream sticks with the khoki pens. You can also use paint, but khoki pens are a lot less messy. The next step is to decorate the sticks with stickers. You can go for any design or use any stickers lying around in your house. We decided on a star theme.

Let your child decorate them himself. Help your smaller toddler by pulling the stickers from the paper and placing them on his fingers, ready to stick. After the stickers, finish it off with glitter. Use a child-friendly glue and help your child to put drops of glue all over the stick. Now sprinkle the glitter over the stick and shake it to remove the excess glitter. Glitter glue is another favourite that can be used. When all the decorating is done, stick four of the  ticks onto each other to create a frame. Use a ribbon to connect the frames and leave a long piece at the top to hang the frames from. You will have to help your child with the last steps. You can also turn the frames into a fridge magnets by sticking mini magnets onto the back of each.

Let your child’s imagination go wild when decorating his frame – try not to tell him what colours or stickers to use as this exercise is all about him.

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