Thursday, 4 August 2011

Button chicken!

I spend a lot of time searching the internet for fun and interesting things to make and do and one of the projects that stood out as tremendously cool was the 'button turkey' idea.  This is my favourite one but there are many to choose from.

When I sent a link to my mother to show her how fabulous it looked she immediately sprang into action and created her own take on the button turkey...........the button chicken!!! And quicker than a flash it arrived in the post from England to Sweden; she literally must have made it in minutes.

The Button Chicken!
I absolutely adore the button chicken and Freddy really enjoys telling me which bit to remove and where to put it back (I'm hoping that soon he will have a go himself).  The body has a piece of cardboard in it so it is easy to handle when you add or remove the feathers, foot or wing and the buttons are nice and big for toddler hands.

It's a great way for children to practice their buttoning skills and so much cheaper than buying a Montessori dressing frame (and way more fun!).

Edited to add link up to Montessori Mondays.

8 comments:

  1. This is really cute! I've seen a turkey before for Thanksgiving, but I love how this could be used all year!

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  2. Thanks!
    I love the button turkeys too but the chicken is definitely a more European version.
    Rachael
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  3. This is a wonderful practical life activity ... and how sweet that your mother is so helpful and actively involved in your son's life! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  4. Deb, how nice of you to feature my post! Your site is so full of wonderful inspiration for small time bloggers like me!
    Rachael
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  5. What a wonderful work. Love it!

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  6. What a wonderful idea! I have been planning to make a button snake, but I've never seen the turkey/chicken idea. Now I'm *really* inspired!

    P.S. I popped over from Montessori Monday and am excited to have found your site. It looks like it's full of great ideas. I'm off to have a look around!

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  7. Thank you all for stopping by and admiring the chicken!

    Martianne! Thanks for stopping by; it's so lovely to have new visitors.

    Melissa, I hope you find some other interesting ideas. I have many more things in the pipeline (including the whole visual obile series) so feel free to pop back soon!

    And thanks for visiting from Our Country Road, I have actually seen your blog before (such cute children)!

    Rachael
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