Make a DIY colour sorter using an upcycled egg carton and some paint! For all the colours of the rainbow (and 3 more).
I made this DIY colour sorter for the kids, and it sits in on our craft shelves along with all the colourful loose parts. It’s great little one minute activity that I can pull out at no notice. “Here kids, would you like to sort these mini pom poms while I…..”
I made it last year when JJ was at preschool and Bee was napping. I can actually remember thinking that there were a million and one things I *should* have been doing, but actually it was quite fun (and therapeutic) just to take a minute and paint. I painted all the colours of the rainbow (cheating slightly with dark blue instead of indigo), and adding pink, white and black. (I know white and black are not technically colours, but let’s not get into semantics). Had it been a dozen egg carton, I would have added gold and silver too.
You could use it as a colour sorting toy for all kinds of colourful loose parts – pom poms, buttons, confetti, beads, loom bands, jewels….. All fun ‘work’ for colour recognition and fine motor skills.
We’ve mainly used ours with pom poms and pony beads so far – that’s enough of a challenge for the little fingers in our house.
This post is part of the 60 Day #junkplay challenge, hosted by Best Toys For Toddlers. Follow along, join in, and be inspired to get creative with things you already have at home.
Or for more egg carton ideas, you might also like our egg carton roses?
(Please note: all kids activities on this blog require attentive adult supervision. Parents and carers will need to judge whether a particular activity is appropriate their child’s age and skill level. Small items can represent a choking hazard.)
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