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Cardboard baubles on Christmas tree - how we montessori
Do you have a toddler that likes to take all the baubles off the tree? Then likes to throw them?
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Otis is fantastic at throwing our shatter proof very bouncy baubles. I had to put them up high. Our precious baubles never made it out of the box. 
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How about some baubles made from cardboard? They won't break, they won't bounce. Sure he might still take them off the tree but he cannot do any damage. 
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They don't have to be neon, it's just the coloured card we had. Red, green and white would be nice but there are many colours that say Christmas.
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Cardboard baubles - how we montessori
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The first baubles (above) Caspar used tape to attach a loop of twine to one card circle. Then he used glue to attach the top card circle. Colourful flat baubles. 
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The second baubles (below) came about by accident. Caspar and I were trying to make a dodecahedron ornament but as it got a little tricky for a five year old's hands an octahedron appeared. This is not an easy activity for a five year old and not easy for a parent who prefers her ornaments symmetrical.

Neon baubles - how we montessori

Neon baubles - how we montessori
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Cardboard bauble - how we montessori
We are going neon all the way this Christmas. Presents will be wrapped with brown paper, tied with this neon twine and labels/gift cards will be made from the same neon card. Very bright indeed. 

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