Tuesday 27 May 2014

Encouraging Fine Motor Skills - Craft Tutorial

Before we start, I can't take any credit for this, my mother in law actually showed me this so thank you, Michelle! 

We all know how important it is for babies and toddlers to develop their fine motor skills so today I've got a lovely craft for you all to help your little ones start using their pointer fingers to push pegs through a hole.

All you need is: 

  • A Pringles tube
  • A pack of dolly pegs
  • Foam sheets
  • Paints
  • Sticky tape

The first thing you need to do is make sure the ends of your dolly pegs are flat and sanded down so they won't leave your child with a splinter. We used a metal file to do ours.

We then cut different colours of foam paper out and stuck them around the Pringles tube. We covered half with sticky tape and left the other half plain so there would be different textures for C to touch. 

We cut a hole in the top of the lid and placed a circle of foam paper over the top (ensuring that we kept a hole in it too!). You need to make sure that the peg will be a tight squeeze through the hole so that your child needs to push down to get it in. 

Finally, we painted each of the pegs a different colour just to make it more fun! 

Here we have our finished product!:

Cheap, easy and it keeps C occupied for hours! Enjoy! 

1 comment on "Encouraging Fine Motor Skills - Craft Tutorial"
  1. This is such a lovely Idea thank Rebecca but also thanks Michelle :-p #iPotLinky