It is always a Challenge to keep a hyper-active toddler busy, and the toughest part being that they get bored so quickly and so easily.
So mommy has to think of different activities on a daily basis, which should be fun interesting, includes skill development and new experiences.
Recently, we have been enjoying making crafts with Play-doh (clay).
Clay modelling helps
- develop fine motor skills
- creative problem solving
- builds hand muscles
- enhance creativity
- sense of accomplishment and achievement
We started with the basic shape (s) cutters that came with our Clay – doh box.
Then progressed with few more fun craft ideas. Of course, the more technical things are made by me, but I involve him in making round and flat shapes and ask him the colors i should use. The final product given my baby a sense of achievement, and me a sense of satisfaction.
- Elephant: This was our first creation, quite evident, isn’t it? Lil one made clay balls for head and limbs
We were reading “The Hungry Caterpillar”, so he wanted to make a caterpillar. It was fun to make colorful balls.
3. Flower basket
This was simply because I saw it online and was tempted to make.
He has a set of plastic vegetables and he loves playing pretend-play. So thought of making more veggies out of clay.
These vegetable were my son’s favorite, specially carrot and brinjal.
5. Dinosaur and the whole Dino clan
My 2.5 year old son is crazy for Dinosaurs (Courtesy: Dinosaur Train and Peppa Pig). So had to make a Dinosaur and Daddy later made the whole clan.
Clay-doh can keep any toddler busy for good half hour. They would love to cut with he plastic knife and make round shapes, and the shapes and cutters that come with the clay-doh.
It’s fun to see their interpretation of different shapes they make.
Pure Innocence and Imagination!!