Here’s another easy animal craft idea to keep your baby and preschooler busy and happy !
With all the structured activities and schedules around us, we tend to overlook on “Fun Stuff & Having Fun” !
According to the experts, “play” is the chief vehicle for the development of imagination and intelligence, language, social skills, and perceptual-motor abilities in infants and young children”.
This play time was all about being “Silly & Having fun ”
My 10 month old loves to play peek-a-boo and Big S uses everything she finds to keep the giggles coming . To keep them both happy and busy and giggling we decided to make face masks. As simple as they are, it’s hours of silly play and laughter all the way.
Big S wanted to do animals because she is trying to teach the baby different animals and their sounds. Dog says- woof-woof, Cat says – Meow, Lions- Roaaar ! Neat isn’t it?
Lil’ S loves to mimic sounds and it’s so much fun when the girls are so behaved and are having a good time playing.
It doesn’t last very long , but I’ll take whatever few minutes I get 🙂
Things we used:
Draw or print out animals on construction paper
Cut along the outline and punch out the eyes.
Let the little helpers help add colors and decorations.
Punch out on either side and tie a rubber string OR attach a craft stick at the back so its easy to hold.
Since construction paper can easily tear, you can attach a small piece of duct tape along the edges of the punch hole on the sides so they don’t rip or tear off from the string.
Let the play begin.
It’s so simple, yet very versatile.
Here are more ways to transform your play:
- Halloween face masks, cartoon characters, or your kids’ favorite characters.
- Birthday party theme with these. Get the kids to make their own face masks , what’s better than that?
- Gross motor play by pretending to different animals
- Start a role play/story telling session with a forest theme or a farm theme based on the animals
Always remember to have a little fun and teach your tots “having fun is what it’s all about”
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