My youngest boy is now 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school.
Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in his coordination and when I make it a little more challenging by getting him to draw something out of the circle he stamped, it becomes a bilateral activity that activates the non-dominant hand (to hold the paper) as well as his creativity in painting his thoughts on paper.
Watch this video on how he started by stamping random circles and proceeded to paint a spider, lollipop as well as a goldfish from just a circle.
I made some beautiful ball lanterns and many have requested for me to share the steps here.
Red Packet Ball Lantern
Gold Packet Ball Lantern
I found it very difficult to explain it with pictures but I found this video instead. Let’s watch this video and I’m sure you’ll be able to make your very own beautiful ball lantern using red packets 😀
A friend of mine requested me to make it round, like a ball without those spikes. What you need to do is just follow the steps shown in the video, and after you are done, just fold the spikes and staple them.
Staple as shown above. Your lantern will turn out lovely 😀
Mooncake festival is around the corner and people all over are making lanterns to celebrate it. Here’s a video tutorial on how to recycle Chinese Takeout boxes into beautiful lanterns by Shiho Masuda. Check out more of his awesome creations here.