We have set up a table with salvaged wood from the ‘bin’ at Bunnings and Reverse Garbage and other interesting bits and pieces so WeeBeastieBoy can create to his hearts content and develop his fine and gross motor skills at the same time.
This is a great supervised activity for children over 3 years old. They will need special children’s hammers which are lighter though.
Bottle tops, bits of fabric and leather and smaller pieces of wood are excellent for children to experiment with. Reverse Garbage has lots of funny shaped flat things that are just perfect!
So I was shooed out of WeeBeastieBoy’s ‘workshop’ until he came upstairs to present me with this for my sewing cotton. He said it was for Mother’s Day (which is Australia is in May. It’s now July.) and “I said thank you very much. It’s just what I need!”
We took it into my newly set up sewing area and tried it out for size. Perfect!
We talked about painting it but decide just to varnish it as the pattern in the wood is pretty.
So here it is in action. No more tangled and run away thread. Hoorah!