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I’ve tried to get into Pinterest. If I’m feeling particularly motivated, I can gush over all the pretty things on there for ages.
But sometimes I really hate Pinterest. Because more often than not, it creates this real “I wish I had…” syndrome and some of the crafts and activities on there for children seem to be for adults have copious amounts of time on their hands to create and prepare crafts that a child will demolish in 10 minutes. And there’s no way that craft will look the way it does on Pinterest because an child did it who is not an artistic genius, but just a child wanting to play, create and explore.
With that in mind, when I was given the 3M restickables to trial and giveaway I was compelled to do something creative with them. I didn’t get any inspiration from Pinterest. I didn’t even look there. I just went with it.
At Tom’s age (15 months) he knows his immediate family members pretty well. He can say Mum, Dad and Jazz pretty clearly but doesn’t really use Mum much (to my dismay). I wanted to reinforce those words by giving him a visual in a fun way.
I also wanted a display that would work for him as he gets older. When he is old enough we can use the flashcard words to play some matching – Thus making it a reading activity.
We can also extend our family tree by including his grandparents and uncles, aunts and cousins.
Teachers like things that are adaptable. It makes life easier and more efficient. If you can create something that is not going to become boring and stale in 6 months time when a child knows it back to front, that’s always a plus.
Making the tree was as simple as drawing a tree stump and doing some colouring on butcher paper. I did most of it but let Tom do a little bit too. Colouring is so therapeutic by the way!
After that I cut out some green foliage, printed some photos and labels of the family and used my 3M Restickables to put it all together. Voila! Done.
Little man has a thing for Stephen King. I couldn’t get that book off his hands to take this snap!
What I love about these 3M restickables is, well, a lot.
* No oily residue – I’m planning on keeping this on Tom’s wall for a while, and there’s nothing worse than taking off old blu-tac to find all those oily spots all over your painted walls.
* Reusable and Washable – You can seriously wash them in soapy water if they get dirty, air dry them and use them again! Awesome
* No melting! I trialled this. Our house gets hot and this is what’s been happening to Tom’s Wall posters….they especially like to fall off in the middle of the night.
That doesn’t happen with these little babies. Just pop them on and they are nice and flush with the wall and they stay put!
The Scotch Restickable Mounting range is available in a variety of sizes,
tabs, strips and sheets. The RRP price is $4.95 and they can be purchased at any Officeworks or Bunnings store nationwide.
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I am participating in the 3M Scotch
Restickable Tabs campaign. I received a VISA gift card for this post
courtesy of 3M via Digital Parents Collective. I am also in the running to win
an iPad Mini. As always, all opinions are purely my own.