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Love You Pen Holder Aussie Childcare Network

Create a simple pen holder for Dad, this Father's Day! 

Materials Needed: 

  • a can/box
  • decoration items (glitter tape, paints, crepe paper, textas, etc).
  • a few puzzle pieces (to trace)
  • cardboard
  • paddle pop stick
  • pen/marker
  • glue 
  • sticky tape

What to do:

  • Decorate the can/box which will be the pencil holder. The child can choose any materials that they wish to use to make the pencil holder colourful and bright. 

  • Using the puzzles pieces, trace around them on a piece of cardboard.

  • Get child to decorate/colour them in using paint, glitter, collage materials etc. 

  • Cut these puzzle pieces out. 

  • Using sticky tape stick the puzzle pieces around the can/box. With a paddle pop stick, stick a big puzzle piece on it and write "Love You To Pieces" and attach it to the back of the can/box. Add pens etc. to the pen holder.

  • Present it to dad as a gift! 

Hints and Tips:

  • It doesn't have to look "pretty" as this is a simple craft that can be done by toddlers. Let the child complete it as they wish. 
  • The sticky tape may fall off as you stick the puzzle pieces to the can so you can use glue instead. 
  • Instead of making a pen holder, you can use the same idea and create a frame/wall hanging.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    holds a crayon with their thumb and fingers
    paints using a wrist action
    paint dots and lines
    established hand preference
    makes vertical, horizontal, circular strokes with pencil or crayon

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Last modified on Sunday, October 30, 2016

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