Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Play with Junk - Tin Can Monsters - 30 Days Challenge

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Today's prompt in the play challenge is junk modelling. You know we are no strangers to playing with rubbish - this weekend when I asked the other half if he'd thought about my Xmas present he replied "I know what makes you happy... egg cartons, plastic tubs and loo roll tubes!"


I found these tin cans and was reminded of this post I saw on Teach Preschool a while back

further rummaging found further treasures...


I had in mind that we were going to make robots, so I collected lots of metallic things...

I got a set of magnets free with a box of yoghurts recently, they are the thin bendy kind so perfect for hacking up and supergluing to more junk right?

Introducing magnetic pom poms...



as soon as Vin saw me setting up the photos on the table he ran over yelling 'play play' (I blame you The Imagination Tree and hands on : as we grow!)


I soon forgot about my robots idea when it became clear what Vinnie wanted was monsters...


lots...



of...



...monsters!




The great thing about using nagnets is that we could take them apart and play again when little C woke up from her nap... plus this entire project was free!



p.s. we have the kind of can-opener that leaves clean edges, I ran my finger round the rims of our tins several times to make sure there were no jagged edges (finger splicing is not one of the play activities)



12 comments:

  1. I love this! Cheap and little ones can come up with endless amounts of ideas with these. So fun!

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  2. Those are absolutely adorable! I'll have to give this one a go when we do our monster unit with my preschool sidekick.

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  3. So, happy to hear no finger splicing is happening in your play =) Very cute idea.

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  4. This is such a cute idea! Aren't you clever!!! By the way I love your blog header - it so colorful I immediately want to read more =-) I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

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  5. I have wanted to do this for so long, but haven't. What fun robots to create time and time again. I need to first get a can opener that leaves a safer edge. Thanks for sharing again on Monday Madness. Can't wait to see what you have to share next week.

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  6. Hi Brooke,

    you can also get sandpaper that can be used on metal to smooth down the edges. Or use a tin that has a plastic lid like a big coffee can or formula milk tin.

    Thanks for visiting again!

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  7. Hi Eddie,

    a monster unit sounds like a lot of fun, do share what you guys come up with. I think lots of googly eyes and maybe some slime are in order?

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  8. ah, so fun! Something on my very long to do list (hopefully one day) and it looks like your lil guy had loads of fun with it!

    Thanks for linking your idea to the Sunday Showcase last week. Hope to see you this week!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  9. JDaniel would love this. I am going to pin it so I will remember it.

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