Monday, October 18, 2010
Making Mondays: Some fun things to make with Baba
I know that my husband Senol has been wanting to spend some more time doing things with Yashar, so on the weekend I prepared a couple of little fun things for them to do together. Firstly - remember the woodpecker from Made By Joel that I posted about last week? We made it and it was a hit!
here. It was really easy! It is basically a cool little bird that pecks its way down a rubber band. - you can see the blur in action here.
While Yashar was sleeping I printed out the template and Senol cut it out. (the cutting out would have been too hard for Yashar - who is almost 3- but older children could easily do the cutting out too.) Then Senol and Yashar made the rest of it together following the instructions over at Made by Joel. Once it was made - it only took about 5 minutes) then Senol taught Yashar how to make it work - by holding the rubber band stretched out and letting the woodpecker peck its way down. It took a little while for Yashar to get the hang of it but once he did he was loving it! The photo above is my favourite....
1. While Yashar was sleeping I printed out the template from the Science toymaker site. I had printed on some card so I could cut those ones out and then I cut out some extras from a box. We ended up having 8 circles I think. It is really just some circles about 15cm in diameter with a marker in the middle - so you may be able to save paper and not print out the pattern. The site recommended using a milk carton for the circles which I think would work well.