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My tape measure - Arts and crafts - Educatall

My tape measure

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The perfect activity for exploring numbers!

1. Gather your material. You will need aluminum paper, white glue and/or hot glue, a roll of yellow ribbon, a black marker (not shown), a scrap of yellow Fun Foam, two corks, two paper plates, scissors, and a ruler.



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2. Place the two paper plates one on top of the other and cut two identical tape measure housing shapes.


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3. Wrap both shapes in aluminum paper.


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4. Cut a circle out of the yellow Fun Foam and glue it in the centre of one side of your tape measure housing. Write the child's name on the circle.


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5. Cut a long piece of yellow ribbon (approx. 40 cm). Use the black marker to create your tape measure by writing numbers and tiny lines from right to left.


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6. Glue the left end (the one with the larger number) of your measuring tape to a cork and glue the cork near the bottom of your tape measure housing as shown. Glue the second cork somewhat higher, almost in the centre of the housing.


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7. Glue the other side of your tape measure housing on the corks.


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8. This will make it possible for your tape measure to remain upright on a table or the floor.


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9. What's more, children can roll the ribbon around the corks when they aren't busy measuring items within your daycare or in your yard.


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Patricia-Ann Morisson

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