This is a ‘sharing’ activity. I suggest you watch the video with your child then make the Lamp together. A glass jar is used and so care and supervision is essential. Children learn so much by sharing an activity. As you are making this together you will talk and ask and answer questions introducing new vocabulary. Memory will be improved as will their organisational skills and ordering and fine motor skills. Children will learn how to use different glues, about cutting and sticking, about safety., about making mistakes and trying again.
Very small children will be able to stick blobs of cotton wool onto the ball to make the head and will enjoy placing the eyes and buttons in 0lace.
What you need:
A glass jam jar.
Some cotton wool or stuffing from inside a pillow.
For the head: I used a string bauble I had left over from last year but a plastic ball would work fine.
For the hat: – Sticky backed foam sheet in black and a glittery colour (I used red) you can manage with black card and ribbon
White glue plus a stronger glue for the eyes and the hat if you are using card.
A scarf. I used the glittery red foam but you could use ribbon or a thin strip of fabric.
An LED light . I used a LITE cube.
Only use a thin layer of cotton wool on the body so the light shines through.