Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for “rookie” parents, “third-times-the-charm” parents, or even “been-there-done-that” grandparents? You’re in luck! Gryphon House is counting down our favorite picks for parents. Whether you’re looking to spice up a holiday road trip, explore some exciting art activities, or bring out your baby’s “baby smarts,” we’ve got a book for that!
Use Everyday Play to develop the fine-motor skills your child needs to be successful in school! Start by building the scissor skills and bilateral hand skills with this fun craft activity!
Making a Wreath
What You Need:
- Paper plates
- Glue sticks or small container of glue for dipping
- Tissue paper
- Child-safe scissors
What to Do:
- Show your child how to fold a paper plate in half.
- Encourage her to cut a semi-circle around the inside of the paper plate.
- Unfold the plate to reveal a “wreath.”
- Help your child decorate the wreath by tearing small pieces of tissue paper and squeezing the paper into balls.
- Give her a glue stick to use to cover the “wreath” in glue, or dip each tissue paper ball into glue.
- Glue the tissue balls onto the wreath. When the glue dries, display the wreath prominently.
- Help your child punch two holes at the top of the wreath and lace yarn or ribbon through the holes so that she can hang the wreath.
- Use the wreath as a frame for a picture – either something your child has created or for a photo. Give it as a gift!