It’s Playtime! : Paper Play

Last week on It’s Playtime, I featured all about colors.
This week, its all about paper.

Sometime to do with both paper and colors:

A Color Collage!
I’m over at Mama Pea Pod today sharing about this fun learning activity!

As for some play ideas with paper?
My play pals punch, fold, rip, glue and paint paper in all sorts of ways!

[Chatterboxes at Puddles and Gumboots]
Who remembers playing with these chatterboxes as a little girl? I don’t remember everything we wrote on them, I just remember numbers and opening and closing them a lot. To reveal a secret wish come true [or something of the sort]. I never knew they were called Chatterboxes, though! Makes sense to me!

Above, from left to right:

  1. Though not really paper, these painted plate mosaics at Mommy Labs are very creative and could easily be done with a paper plate as well!
  2. Hole punching at Paint on the Ceiling. I have yet to set Henry loose with a paper punch, I think the 3-hole punch would be easier than the hand ones – I bet he’d have a blast creating some colorful paper confetti!
  3. Glue a collage of ripped up paper onto a pre-drawn shape! Easy-peasy idea from Rainy Day Mum for the little ones that can’t draw themselves yet!
  4. Different styles of folded paper airplanes at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational. I can’t wait for Henry to get to this stage and fly these around the house. As a kid I remember having contests to see whose could go the furthest, loop the most and so on.
  5. Playtime co-host, Quirky Momma, made some decorative DIY collage letters with a mixture of materials, including tissue paper, yarn and fabric! I think I L-O-V-E them.
High Five to these play friends!
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Henry is 3 years.
George is 10 months.

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Comments

  1. Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots says

    Thank you for featuring my chatterboxes! I love those paper airplanes. Paper play is so much fun isn't it? So open-ended. Thanks for such a great link up :-)

  2. Rashmie @ MommyLabs says

    Thank you, Jamie, for featuring our styrofoam plate mosaics. Yeah, like you said – these can be done with paper plate as well.

    Loved those colourful chatterboxes!

  3. rainydaymum says

    Thank you for featuring our sticky turtle – I love paper activities but them I'm a papercrafter at heart

  4. Mama Pea Pod says

    Jamie, thanks so much for guestposting at Mama Pea Pod today! I love this idea! So simple, yet so effective, and so many levels of learning involved – colours, shades, textures, cutting, matching… it could be a great activity for multi-age groups, and something that both my 1 year old and 4 year old will both enjoy for different reasons. Love it!

  5. OneMommy says

    What fun and creative ideas for using paper at craft time! I especially like the collage idea for little ones… Going to have to give that a try!

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