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My twins have reached an age where they are very interested in their body parts and how things work. They also love playing Doctors and I have to hide a chuckle or two when I hear them say things like “I'm going to fix your head bone now”.
There is also lots of craft but as I am in favour of more process based art activities we don't do a lot of stencil or ‘end product' type craft about bones.
Children's Cardboard X-ray Tablet
Here's what you need….
- Cardboard – we just cut up some cereal boxes from the recycle bin
- Pictures of bones – large enough to fit on an A4 piece of paper
- Paint for your frame colour
- White A4 paper
Here's what you do….
Neaten up your edges so that one frame fits perfectly on top of the other.
Now it's the children's turn…lay out some darker coloured paint, place the frames with the blank cardboard side up on a flat surface and let the the kid's create their masterpiece.
Apparently though the purple in your sister's paint pot is always better than the one right in front of you!!
When your little helpers have finished cutting out (if you have younger children use larger pictures with not as much detail and guide them around the bone outline like Ruby did above) it's now time to paste!
We pulled out the A4 paper and stuck all the bone pictures down onto the paper, we then left them to dry in the sun
This project has led to an exploration of the role of radiologists and Doctors which has been interesting, I'm not sure if they totally understand the concept of x-rays as yet but they are well on their way!
The girls immediately set up their Doctor's clinic and gave all their toys an x-ray as well as bandaged broken limbs when needed…which apparently was often!.
I can't wait to see how they play with their x-ray tablets again tomorrow!
Danya Banya says
Oh that’s so cool! I bought a real stethoscope off ebay recently and the kids love it.
Anastasia Saenko says
Looks like your kids absolutely loved it!!! And what a gorgeous view from your window!!! thank you for sharing! pinned!
Jode, you seriously come up with some brilliant ideas. This one is soooooo good.
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How clever (and frugal!) I love this. Pinning. Thanks for the inspiration. xo P
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
What a cool idea! My kids would both enjoy this 🙂
Kate Lloyd says
Oh WOW! These are really cool. I know my little girl would love them.
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
So cool! We’ll have to make some of these.
Kate Grono says
What a creative way to demonstrate how an X-ray works! Looks great held up to the sun and would be fab on a real light box too.