Saturday, January 19, 2013

Weavable Coloring Valentine and Weaving board

After making my Kindle book - The Almost Complete Plastic Bottle
Activity Book, I patented and have been having fun creating weavable products. In fact, check them out here at WeavableToys.com

All of these toys can be made out of detergent and dishwasher bottles but I realize that most people don't have the time nor inclination to do this... so I am hoping to have them manufactured and available on Amazon and through learning websites/catalogs.

Here are the latest creations just in time for Valentine's Day....

The red valentine functions as a stencil to color around with dry erase markers. The markers I found at a craft's store have erasers on the ends. You can make designs with the erasers as shown or completely erase the colors.  You will need to wash them with water to complete remove any color and reuse for another coloring activity.

I had difficulty finding resources for really nice long strips to weave into the rectangular shape. But you get the idea from the picture. Children can weave thinner strips through the notches and then weave the thicker pieces just as they would on a paper weaving board. The finished product is vibrant and waterproof. It may also be further decorated with dry erase markers.  


 

 

1 comment:

Katherine Collmer said...

Barbara, I have always loved weaving and can't believe that I've been remiss in making smarter use of it in my therapy sessions! Thanks for the great ideas:) Katherine Collmer