DIY Color Sorting Box
My 20 month old is a very inquisitive young lady. She's absorbing everything around her and learning very quickly. I attribute this to all of the siblings she has surrounding her teaching her all of the time. I often hear them singing the alphabet song or counting to her during casual play and she absorbing it all like a sponge. We've started teaching her colors and so far she has red , yellow and purple down. To make color recognition a fun hands on experience, I made her a color sorting box made out of 1 piece of foam board, packing tape, hot glue and paint samples.
The first thing I did was take a glue stick and glue the paint samples onto the foam board. After that I laid 2 strips of packing tape across the paint samples to preserve them. Once that was done, I started cutting pieces for the back and the diving walls. I didn't take any exact measurements. I made my cuts from sight. To make cutting the foam board easier, I laid it on top of a cutting board and made long deep cuts until the blade went through. After I made my cuts, I started gluing all of the parts with the hot glue gun and that wat it. It took me about 15 minutes from start to finish.
I couldn't wait to trest it out and it was a hit. She had fun dropping the buttons in the colored boxes. I plan on getting a lot of use out of this and it only cost me $1.00 to make! Teaching our children doesn't have to break the bank. All it takes is a little love and ingenuity :-) ~Bless~