I have to pop on here quickly and share something I didn’t make- Sally made this toy sushi with my Mom while I was at a doctors apt. and I was just blown away by her little creation. Sometimes being a hoarder of random recycled materials is a great thing. (And sometimes it’s not but that’s ok, right? Haha)
Want to see what Sally made?!
Little toy sushi play set! My mind kind of exploded with how cute this turned out. And my gosh that little girl is so proud of her plate.
(Earlier this month we made some really fun recycled cardboard pretend valentine cookies for the play kitchen. Those of course were my idea but they were such a hit!)
This right here was all her.
I’m collecting TP tubes for my preschool with a fun recycled cardboard art project in mind but my girls love making stuff with them too. I never dreamed they’d end up as toy sushi!
Toy Sushi as Made By Sally:
Little tray or plate
Sally says first she asked MomMom to cut up the TP tube into slices. Then she colored them in with black markers to look like seaweed. You could paint these too! Next she crumpled up paper towels to fit inside the tubes to look like the rice. Last she and my Mom added marker details to look like the sushi filling.
I can’t believe how cute they are and all right from her little imagination. The bottle caps are “dipping sauce bowls” that she filled with coiled pipe cleaners and Pom poms.
This toy sushi was the most random project we’ve done in awhile but Sally has played with it all afternoon and she’s so proud that she came up with it all by herself!
And I’m so proud too! It’s amazing what kids think to make when they get into a good rhythm of creating. Having access to materials is important as is having confidence in their ideas and abilities.
Do you kids blow you away with projects? I’d love to hear about it!
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