Last Halloween, when Nye-Nye got dressed up as a Fruit Fly, I created a Trash Bag Stroller for the Del Ray Halloween Parade.
My Sissy helped me created several Fruit Peels using card stock, Sharpies and watercolors. I drew out the shapes in pencil and then went over them with a Sharpie.
Aunt Mimi cut out the shapes and then I painted them with the watercolors. It took about an hour to make them.
I liked how they looked, so I didn't want to throw them in the Recycling Bin, after Halloween was over.
Recently, I figured out a new use for them.
"A Lacing Activity."
All I had to do was use a hole-punch around the edge and then tie a ribbon around one hole.
I say "all I had to do is" but honestly, those little suckers are hard to punch. As you can see, I haven't finished the Banana Peel or the Apple Core. The paper was closer to cardboard weight and hurt my hands to punch through...so spending 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there may be the way to go.
I can't wait until Nye-Nye expresses more interest in lacing. Then, I'll create some more with a different theme.
I think this is such an easy, cheap Activity for Preschoolers.
The possibilities are endless!