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Play dress. Re-purpose project

I like giving things new lease of life. And that makes me a hoarder. Here’s my new little project.

It pains me to know that kids are going to play with something messy in some nice clothes that most likely will now wash off and will be covered in stains. But if I make something out of something else, especially if I hadn’t spent masses of time on it – I don’t really mind them getting messy in that. Most of the times however it becomes their favourite item and they wear it all the time 🙂

I saved this baby-grow because no-one really worn it for too long – they were out of nappies by the age shown on it, and I liked the colour. So I just cut the bottom off it, added a couple of bottom layers from my old t-shirts by just cutting bottoms of t-shirts straight and slightly pinching them together to sew up to the top layer. All in all – it took me just a couple of evenings.

 

 

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Body Works

Idea for younger kids who is interested in how our body works. My kids are always interested in that subject and we have numerous books about it including the Usborn one with flaps Look inside your Body. I have seen this one translated into Russian, so would be interesting to get one for cross-reference.

Recently kids got hooked up on CBBC “Operation Ouch”. Here is an accidental study. Neva asked me to make fresh batch of playdough (I think she just wanted to play with it), which I did, and she didn’t want to colour it at the moment it should have been, but asked if she can mix the food colouring at the end. She chose Red. The result looked like human tissue covered in blood – she loved it!

She said she wanted to do a surgery on “Jude”, pointing at playdough. So I asked which part of the body is surgery for, and she decided – lungs, so I opened a page in the book we were reading earlier on the lungs page and we made lungs, then after a while of prodding and doing surgery with kitchen utensils she wanted to do heart, so we opened the heart page and I helped her to make one and also gave her some blue food colouring for the blood in the veins.

She was busy “doing her surgery” for about an hour if not more, until Mya finished her book and started interfering 😆 She has returned to do “Jude surgery” quite a few times since then. We talked about anaesthesia as well, because our “patient” needed to be put under 😆

 

 

 

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