Nature’s Confetti; hole punch leaf threading for Toddlers & Preschoolers.
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Have you ever given your child a hole punch? It’s probably the easiest way entertain a child (& an adult for that matter), whilst making it snow tiny pieces of paper. Just what you want, right? Not the best activity for those with a low mess tolerance. Sure, easy enough to vacuum, however, life has enough messes to clean without creating more.
This week we headed to the park, armed with just an assortment of hole punches. We collected leaves along the way and used them to create confetti. Nature’s Confetti – confetti that you don’t need to clean up. No clean up… sounds heavenly, right?
There is no real right or wrong way to do this activity, however, this is how it went down over here! Both Mr4 & Miss23m used the various hole & shape punches until we had copious amounts of our Nature Confetti.
Nature ‘Beading’ – Mr4 threaded the various punched leaves onto some thread to create a necklace. I made a ‘needle’ with a small stick to help make the threading easier. Just tie one end of the thread onto a small stick. I also tied a smaller stick to the other end of the thread to stop the ‘beads’ from falling off at the other end. When you’re finished threading, tie off and cut off the sticks. Don’t forget to remove & bin any extra thread.
Leaf Weaving – I gave Miss23m a piece of thread with a stick ‘needle’ attached for her to weave in and out of our punched leaves. She also had a go at threading the big hole punched leaves.
Both activities are fantastic for Fine Motor Skills & Hand-Eye Coordination.
Here are a few of our favourite shape & hole punches;
What’s your favourite thing to thread? I think leaves may be our new favourite!