Life can be filled with so much waiting and nothing good happens when little ones get bored, especially when the waiting just can’t be helped. In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Can’t Wait to Wait," Sylvia feels anxious about the long wait at a local restaurant. Mr. Weber saves the day with a simply fun drawing activity.
You can save the day by putting together some of these simple to make felt pieces and tucking them in your bag – they’re light and they don’t take up much space. Then the next time you’re faced with a wait, you’ll have something special and quiet to pull out to pass the time with your little one.
You Will Need
What To Do
Cut your stiffened felt into shapes of varying sizes – squares, rectangles, and triangles work particularly well.
On each side of the shape cut a small slit, about ⅓ of the way to the center.
Let your little one build with the shapes, putting the slits together to create their sculptures.
Explore More & Make Connections
Next time you find yourself with a wait, look around you. What are other people doing that are also waiting? How are they passing the time? Is that something you’d also like to do, why or why not?
About the Authors
Andrea Folsom describes herself as a writer, editor, creative maker, and eternal optimist. She is passionate about learning and sharing new creative techniques, making beautiful spaces, and talking about the social-emotional benefits of creativity and art. She runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Danielle Reiner.
Danielle Reiner describes herself as a creative, a maker, and a mama. At the heart of her story is creativity, though that hasn’t always been the case. She rediscovered her deeply hidden creativity early in adulthood – with a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles – and hasn't stopped since. Danielle also runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Andrea Folsom.