Todays guest blog post has been written by the lovely Fynn from Happy Tot Self on Instagram and Facebook.
Fynn is a Singaporean mum currently living in California with her husband and two children. She is trained a Chemical Engineer, became a Science teacher then decided to dabble in the arts and became a makeup artist. When her children came along, she took up her new career as a stay at home mother and created Happy Tot Shelf.
Have you seen these embossed plastic plates, where you rub with a crayon and reveal a picture? This is my son’s latest obsession and these days he will come home with sheets and sheets of his rubbing board drawings. When we found a way to make them at home, we were so excited because now we can create the design we want!
We made an alphabet board and a shape board. To be honest, I can’t tell whether my son likes making these boards or rubbing crayons over them more. He could keep making them forever, well, until we ran out of cardboard. Here’s one of his drawing and he traced over with hot glue by himself (I watched him like a hawk here, but if you are not comfortable with your kid handling the hot glue gun, do this step yourself.)
It’s so easy to make them. Three things and 5 minutes are all you need. Now go dig out your marker, hot glue gun (white glue works perfectly as well, it just takes a much longer time to dry) and a piece of cardboard and you can make one right away!
Simply draw out your design on the cardboard and trace over with hot glue. When the glue dries, rub over with a crayon and see your picture appear. Have fun!