I picked up some Pyssla fusible beads (very similar to Hama Beads and Perler Beads) at IKEA several months ago, after my mom mentioned that her neighbor’s kids liked them. My kids got frustrated with them, and so we put them away until a particularly rainy afternoon last month, when something clicked and they decided they were a lot of fun! Emma (six years old) made several robots, and lots of different kinds of food, as well as a heart. She was very proud to take her creations to school for Show & Tell!
Four-year-old Johnny also made some robots! I love that, while his robots are clearly inspired by those of his sister, they have their own look.
Lily is still a bit small for these beads, so Emma made her a heart and a Mama and baby robot. All of the robots especially have enjoyed a lot of play time!
Learning Laboratory is a space to share your fun, creative, hands-on learning posts. Here are a few favorite links from last week:
- Books for the beach from Ready. Set. Read!
- Frog pond small world play from One Perfect Day
- Rhyme Time printable from Doodles and Jots
- Making a mini sandpit from Sunnydaytodaymama