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Home made construction kit

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Homemade construction kit

Homemade construction kit

Sometimes the simplest things in life give the most pleasure. This home made construction kit was quick and easy to make, and also pretty low cost; it has provided hours of fun.  This is great fun for little ones who are into building or making, and is their own mini DIY kit. Ted has got larger wooden sets of nuts and bolts but has loved using the real things – he feels just like daddy. Over the last few months we have been doing a range of activities to help strengthen fine motor skills and support the development of pencil holding grip and hand writing.

Ted has used these to make geometric shapes shapes, letters, bridges, he has tested how strong he can make structures through putting strips across a square – so much fun.

 

 

Materials

  • Thick card
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • A set of small metal nuts and bolts

How we made it

  1. Cut card into 2cm wide strips
  2. Punch holes down centre of strips, making holes about 2cm apart from each other
  3. Cut some geometric shapes including circles, squares or triangles and punch holes around the edge
  4. Get some nuts and bolts, ensuring the bolts are small enough to fit easily through the holes
  5. Ready to build
Construction kit

Construction kit

Bolting pieces together

Bolting pieces together

Bolting pieces together

Bolting pieces together

Putting pieces together

Putting pieces together

 

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