Quick, easy, effective. A ‘Jumbles’ Dragon made as all the Jumbles are from 100denier tights, elastic bands and the stuffing from inside a pillow!
The only remotely tricky part is making the wings.
I’ve used a tie dye method to colour the fabric from the cover of the pillow but you can use a scarf or similar.
If making the wings looks too complicated then a couple of bought lightweight fans would do the job just fine!
FUN. EFFECTIVE. CHEAP!!
The kids will love helping especially when it comes to popping the balloons!
Play dough, bought or homemade, is a great creative medium. Modelling with the dough also strengthens little muscles thus improving fine motor skills.
- Rolling a long sausage on the table first with one hand and then both
- Rolling into a ball between the palms of both hands.
- Breaking the play dough-pulling it apart using a tripod grip.
- Squashing balls on the table with the thumb and then each finger in turn.
- Building a tower or balls starting with the largest at the bottom.
I drew patterns and pictures in indelible marker on clear plastic to encourage my kids to use different skills to make different shapes with the playdough. (See above)
Follow the link below to see Maisie Jumble , inspired by the fibreglass sculptures by Ana Tzaievi , making her own from play dough.
Video link below:
Halloween is only a month away and it’s never too early to start preparing AND it’s fun!
Make this cute spider for virtually nothing …. it’s made from a small section of a pair of black tights so you could make enough for a class of kids from one pair of tights. You do need to use the thick 80% denier tights because the stuffing will show through the finer variety. It took me twenty minutes to make and it can be easily made by a child with supervision.
2. Put an elastic band around the centre of the four pipe cleaners and then pass through the piece of tights.
8. That’s it!
Here’s the web for yesterday’s spider .
It’s not difficult. Just fiddly! AND sticky!
I recommend that this web should be made by an older child or adult.
I will be back later in the week with simpler webs for young children to make
Part one of the Sunday Challenge programmes on flying machines.
Did you know that the first plane with an engine was a biplane ?
Bi Planes are planes with two wings, one over the other. They have very good uplift but the ‘drag’ is much greater than with the more modern planes so they are much slower. The very first plane with an engine was a BiPlane.
Freddie Jumble is very interested in planes and so is Judi. Her father was in the airforce and later in the Royal Observer Corps.
Here she is at the controls.
Watch the video to see how to make your very own model : Flying Machines. Bi Planes
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How are you getting on with the last Sunday Challenge?
The challenge was to make something using just some plastic cups, balloons, pipe cleaners and straws.
You can use glue to stick things together and a pair of scissors but remember you must ask an adult first.
Let's see what the Jumbles are making.
TuTu is going to make a person. She's using one balloon for the head.
I wonder what she will use for the body, arms and legs.
What do you think?
Georgie hasn't decided what to make. She is trying out different arrangements of plastic cups.
What do you think she could make with the cups in a tower like this?
Come back next Sunday to see what the Jumbles have made and for a new challenge.
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Lizzie Witch introduces a novel way of mixing colours and making a rainbow.
We advice adult supervision for this activity.