Friday, July 03, 2009

Unplug Your Kids: Tiny

For this week's Unplug Your Kids project, the focus was "tiny." I looked at the blog of This Girl Loves To Talk and followed her link to the Filth Wizadry blog. This blog is aimed at preschoolers, but I found some wonderful ideas! In fact, there are a lot of ideas I'm planning on trying. You should hop over to her blog and take a look!



We used her origami post to make "tiny" baskets (and also a couple of boats) and then used them for Alex's huge collection of Littlest Pet Shop toys. I'm sure Alex spent over an hour making these little boxes. I made 6 boxes and Alex made TEN!!! It was just a lot of fun and something we both enjoyed. (The actual link for the tutorial to make the baskets is at oragami-instructions.com.)

8 comments:

This Girl loves to Talk said...

we did that too!!! that was my first 'tiny' idea (stolen from filth wizardry) but my 8 year old got frustrated when her boxes didnt work out perfect.. I made 3 boxes for them, but because they didnt want to make them, i thought of something else...

actually I was going to use them for this weeks challenge of container :)

yours turned out great.. too cute :)

Dawn said...

What a great use for those little origami boxes! My daughter loves origami; her creations are all over our house and I'm never sure what to do with them.

live4evermom said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Beta said...

Great idea! I was considering making something like this for "container" week, too, but we veered off in a different direction.

Thanks for the tip on Filth Wizardry -- we'll have to check it out!

Ms. Julie's Place said...

And she probably did not even realize she was exploring some of the properties of geometry! What fun.

SkylarKD said...

These look great! I'll have to try making them sometime.

lahbluebonnet said...

My son loves origami and has made tons of simple and intricate patterns in all sizes.
Blessings,
Laurie

Caseybumpinalong said...

How cute! My girls love Littlest Petshop toys. This would be a great use for those boxes in our house.

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