Preschool Craft: Pom Pom Maze
Clayton loves pom poms. We had some paper tubes duct taped to the side of our island in the kitchen for a while, and he would drop the pom poms through them. Since it has been gone for a little while, I thought about how I could bring it back with a twist, and no duct tape 🙂
Here is what you need:
- Large Box (see in pic for better idea of size)
- Coloured paper or wrapping paper
- Toilet Paper Tubes
- Paper Towel Tubes
- Start by covering the box. I used scraps of paper (I am a scrapbooker, so we have lots of paper!). You can paint or cover with wrapping paper as well. Use glue to adhere the paper, as you will be gluing your tubes to this later. You do not want them to pull off loose paper.
- Paint your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Solid, patterned, blotchy, it’s up to you. We used dollar store paint, nothing fancy.
This is where I let Clayton mix paint and do whatever he wanted. We talked about the different colours he was making as the colours mixed. I only had Red, Yellow and Blue paint on the paper plate for him. He made Green and Purple and of course a mixture of all!
- Glue (I used glue and tape) the tubes onto the box. If you want bends in he tubes, you can cut them in half and make “ramps”. You can see in the pic below what I mean. I put glue on each tube, and then tape from the top and bottom edges on the inside, to the outside to hold them in place until the glue dried.
Here is Clayton’s trial run with the Pom Pom Maze.
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Another fun activity for children of any age is blackout drawing.