I’m back this week with another Timberdoodle review. Read on for our impressions of the new Djeco Sweet Nature Felt Art Set:
As any mom who’s tried to teach multiple ages at once knows, it’s sometimes a challenge to keep the little ones occupied while going over longer, more involved lessons with the older children.
Lately, I’ve been homeschooling five of my grandchildren a couple days a week. This, while trying to simultaneously attend to the education of the last of my own twelve children. So I’ve been searching for activities that will enrich the younger ones’ studies beyond the basics. But in a way that requires minimal involvement from me.
Here again, Timberdoodle comes to my rescue with fun art kits like this Djeco Sweet Nature Felt Set.
I ordered this set a little before Christmas. It looked like a good fit for the youngest of my kids and grandkids.
Since the kit comes with enough materials to complete four projects, each of the four youngest ones did one. Score! It kept them all happily and quietly busy for over half an hour. Which was long enough for me to cover a couple of Algebra lessons with my teen.
Although the project caters to ages 3-6, our two 8-year-olds enjoyed it as much as their younger siblings/nephews.
Peeling the paper backing off the self-adhesive felt shapes was great practice for fine motor skills. It proved an especial challenge for our little Abby. (She broke her arm while trying out the new roller blades she got for Christmas.) 🙁
The kit includes an image-rich instruction booklet. Even non-readers can easily follow the diagrams if they’re unsure how to proceed.
But the concept is easy to grasp, even without the help of the booklet. Just peel the backs off the felt pieces and stick them to the bright tagboard backgrounds.
Thin, white lines conveniently outline the spaces where each shape goes. So filling the pictures in properly feels a little like working a puzzle.
As long as you select the right pieces for the project you’re doing, it’s almost impossible to go wrong. I helped distribute the correct shapes at the outset to eliminate potential mistakes or squabbles.
The finished projects are cute enough to hang on a wall, don’t you think?
The kids were so proud of their artwork that they’re already planning to enter their felt-pictures in the creative arts competition at our State Fair next fall. The premiums they win might just pay for the kit itself!
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