We had a great response to our posts about treasure baskets for babies and shoebox play, so I thought I’d look at another everyday item that makes a great un-toy: clothes pegs. Here’s how my children love to play with clothes pegs – and we’d love the hear some more ideas from you.
- A bowl of soapy water, some clothes to wash and a washing line = a hour’s worth of contented role play. (Wish I still found so much bliss in doing laundry!)
- Take a clothes peg and the contents of your making box, add some imagination and what can you make? Superheros, pirates, mermaids – have a look at our ‘how to make a peg doll‘ slide show for some more ideas.
- Clothes pegs make wonderful butterflies too. Here’s how we make our clothespeg butterfly and here’s another beautiful version that My Kids Make shared with our Play Academy idea swap.
How do your children play with clothes pegs? Please share an idea (or a link) in the comments – we’d love some new ideas!