Recently I had the idea of creating a craft for kids. A third grader told me that for her birthday she wanted a time machine. Then I got to thinking about something I had made for my boyfriend one Christmas. At this time we didn't live together and we were separated by a four hour drive. We always said we wanted to teleport to each other. Just digging this teleporter out gave me really happy feelings.
I was talking with this third grader's mother and she was trying to figure out a creative gift for a time machine. I told her that I had made something similar and then I said that her daughter could make her own. I think that this would be such a fun and creative craft to do with children. They all have such varied and wonderful minds, I know that they can come up with some creative stuff.
Although my teleporter is more of an adult craft due to the nails and hammering needed a kid friendly version is totally do-able, here are the necessary ingredients:
- a shoebox
- pipe cleaners
-anything else worthy of time machine travel (possibly printed out pictures of places/times your child wants to specifically visit...maybe a beloved visit to Disneyworld)
I think this is a great time for you to talk about your own memories with your child and tell them about times or places that you would like to revisit. This can be a real bonding and learning experience.
I hope that any of you who babysit or have children of your own find this idea helpful and different!
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