We also spent time doing “making”, often after a good trip to the recycling place and armed with plenty of sticky tape, glue and a space on the floor or the kitchen table. The kids used items from the recycling bin at home, such as boxes and tubes and wool. Sometimes inspiration came from a craft show on TV or something they had seen or talked about before. We made puppets, dolls beds, mini bike jumps, monsters and dress ups.
Once again, a plastic or strong cardboard box and a set of plastic drawers served us well as a collecting box, inspired by the Playschool Useful box from long ago. When the creative urge struck, we knew where to find the tools and materials to begin. When cleaning up, miscellaneous items went into the box and when it was full, decisions and choices were made to keep it manageable.