This month we’ve been sent another box of crafty goodies courtesy of the folks at Bostik as part of the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network and Tots100. The box is absolutely bursting with bits and bobs for crafting including pipe cleaners, beads, stick on shapes, sequins, feathers, shaped buttons, wooden pegs and wooden lollipop sticks along with a Bostik glue stick and foam pads.
As Little Mr is too young to play with the beads and sequins I let him play with the buttons and wooden lollipop sticks. Whilst I was investigating the rest of the box, Little Mr had put down the lollipop stick and had found one of his favourite books on the floor and whilst the stick was lying on the floor next to the book I thought it would be a great idea to make wooden lollipop stick bookmarks for Little Mr’s ever growing collection of books.
This is a fun activity to do to introduce colours and shapes to little ones. My Little Mr is a sucker for anything in a different colour so he was in his element playing with the coloured wooden lollopop sticks. Obviously the buttons are small enough to choke on so I was very careful with them and only let him handle them under direct supervision. He loved the yellow dragonfly button.
I threaded some wool through the holes of the buttons and then stuck on some foam pad onto the back. I then stuck the button onto the wooden lollipop stick and tied the wool around the stick to make sure it was secure.
I wrote on a couple of the lollipop sticks and we gave one to Daddy who was on bedtime duty. He always read a good book during Little Mr’s bedtime and these wooden lollipop stick bookmarks are perfect for keeping the page until next time as Little Mr drifts off to sleep.
Caution: The wooden lollipop stick bookmarks do contain small parts which could cause a hazard. Please ensure your child is supervised at all times whilst handling the bookmarks paying special attention to the buttons and the adhesive fixing.
Disclaimer: We were sent a box full of goodies as part of the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network with Tots100. All photographs are my own.