I am a firm believer in the Montessori and Steiner philosophy of child-motivated learning and play. Finn has a great interest in pipes, electricity, machines and factories which leads a lot of his questions and learning. The pages below are some of Finn's favourite pages from books which we used as inspiration for making our paper mache factory.
The Lorax- Dr Suess
Michael Bird Boy- Tomie-de Paola
Materials: Tissue boxes, cardboard tubes, masking tape, wallpaper paste, paint, decorations (pom-poms, buttons, paddle-pop sticks).
We made this factory out of cut up cardboard rolls and a tissue box, using masking tape to keep the pipes in place, then covering with ripped up newspaper and wallpaper paste.
Once the paper mache dried, we used a white undercoat, then top coat.
Finn then decorated his heart out (buttons, pom-poms, paddle-pop sticks and glitter glue).