Since it is unseasonably warm where I live we may not see snow this winter. Riley has been dying to build a snowman so this busy bag is the next best thing:
Here is what you'll need:
-Felt in various colors (white, black, orange, blue, red)
-One sheet of blue & white stiff felt (or you could glue the cheap stuff to a piece of cardstock)
-Hot glue gun
-Pencil case or gallon-sized baggies to store pieces in
1. Set your scene. Use the stiff blue and white felt to make the scene for your snowman to play. See picture below:
2. Print out template (preferably on card stock) and trace shapes/images into felt. I cut the accessories (scarf, hats, gloves) on several different colors so Riley has lots of choices in decorating her snowman.
3. Use glue gun to glue any pieces together you desire. I added cotton balls to the santa hats. You could also add stripes to hats, gloves, etc.
4. Your busy bag is all ready to use. I got a cheap three ring binder to store my individual busy bags in. All you do is punch holes in the scene and use a pencil case that has holes in it already. You can store several busy bags in one binder. It works great!
*Thanks to I Can Teach My Child for this idea!