As little girls' hair grows longer they get more and more adventurous and demanding when it comes to styles! Pony tails, pig tails, French plaits, braids with ribbons, bows or jewels. Here are a few great ideas to get the children making their own hair accessories and making mum's life a bit easier (and cheaper!).
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Musical instruments are great fun for making a bit of noise and banging, drumming or tapping in time with songs and music. Even more fun is making instruments yourselves and having a go at using your own creations. It's simple, and it's cheap and it's a great activity to do together. Here's how to make a few different instruments to play at home with the little ones:-
Maracas: half fill empty plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes with different sorts of dried beans and pulses. Pasta, dried peas, lentils, rice etc all make a great noise. Screw the top tightly so none come out and secure with tape too.
Drums: put some dried pasta into closed and sealed margarine tubs or yogurt pots with lids. Tape closed and drum with a wooden spoon. You will hear the beans jump around inside along with the drumming noise as they bang.
Trumpets: decorate kitchen roll tubes with stickers and streamers and simply blow and toot into them! Couldn't be easier and great to accompany a nursery rhyme.
Rhythm sticks: tie ribbons or streamers to wooden spoons and bang together in time with the music. Ideal!
Saucepans drums: an old favourite and super fun if you really don't mind a big, metallic noise! Set up some saucepans, upside down on the floor and give them a bang! Use wooden spoons or pasty brush for a more muted sound!
Cymbals: Clang two lids together or hit one with a wooden spoon. Don't use glass lids and be careful of dents!
Percussion: try jingling keys, tapping metal cutlery together, rubbing 2 scrubbing brushes together or even two pencils for a more gentle noise!
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