Babies love Peek a Boo so I decided to make a family tree peek a boo box for Ms A, 11 months old.
She loves opening flaps and discovering what’s behind the. She loves pretty lights and she loves to look at photos of recognisable people. So I mixed all three together and created a sensory family tree for her out of a box.
Here’s How I Did It
I found a box which was a shoe box from a pair of wellington boots.
I marked out where the peek a boo doors would be.
I decorated the front of the box using some chalk pens but you can use anything you have in your craft cupboard.
I cut the doors carefully by cutting through 3 sides of the door.
I then opened the box and scored the 4th side to enable the window to open and close.
I tied ribbon to each door so Ms A could pull them open.
I then printed out some family photos and stuck to the inside of the box.
Do make sure the photos align with the door view.
I then used sticky tape to attach some battery operated fairy lights to the inside of the box making sure to secure them well.
And that’s it! How simple was that?
As an addition I poked some holes in the leaves with a pin to let some light through and make it look like a wonderfully coloured autumn tree.
It was quite effective.
All that was left was to let Ms A explore.
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