To make a busy board at home, you will need a few supplies, including felt, fabric, ribbon, buttons, and Velcro. Once you have gathered your materials, you can start creating the different elements of the busy board.
Plus, it’s easy to customize according to your child’s interests. Ready to get started? Keep reading for instructions on how to build your own busy board!
Making a busy board process can be broken down into 5 simple steps:
1. Gather materials – Wood, Paint, Screws, Nails, Saw
Assemble your materials – wood, paint, screws, nails and saw. Head to the hardware store for lumber, buy some fun paint colours, and grab all the fixings required to build. Make sure you have a measuring tape too! back home, lay everything out on a flat surface and get started on your project.
2. Cut and Paint
Cut the wood to the desired size and shape. Paint it with nontoxic paint in your desired colours. Make sure to get nontoxic colours.
3. Decide on What Type of Activities or Material You Want on the Activity Board
The activities can include button, cloth chain, shoe laces, light switch, zipper snaps and more other life related skills. It is important to observe your child’s interests for the best possible results!
Depending on the type of material and activities included in the board, children will learn skills like fine motor skill, dressing skills and hand eye coordination.
For example, you can sew a button onto a piece of fabric to create a button-hole activity.
4. Screw or Nail the Pieces Together
The best way to make sure that your busy board stays fun and interesting is by making it interactive. Screw or nail the pieces together on one side, then draw what part of this surface will be used for different activities like painting pictures in 3D space with nails highlighting each shape; use tapered ends so they can easily come apart when you’re done playing!
5. Add Any Other Decorations or Toys You Want
You could even nail your child’s name at the top of this board to make it personalize. This will be a great way for them to display their favorite toys and decorate it with different colours to make it your child’s favorite toy.
6. Let Your Toddler Enjoy It!
This is a great way to keep your toddler busy and happy. It’s also important you make sure there are no nails coming out of the board so they can safely play on it without being hurt!
Handmade your own busy board might not live up to expectations because it’s hard to make one without all the craftsman skills required.
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