One of my favorite crafts that I have done with Monkey was the bell craft we did several years ago for the Bahá’í holy day Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. It was partially based on the Bahá’í children’s song celebrating this holiday, which mentions ringing bells and playing trumpets to mark the joyous occasion.
So this year I decided we should do a trumpet craft!
Cardboard tube (we used a paper towel roll)
Paints, stickers, etc
The boys are always using empty cardboard rolls as horns, so it seemed natural to start with that as the foundation.
Little Monkey was hesitant at first but soon had a lot of fun using finger paints to decorate his.
I cut a cone our of poster board and let him decorate that as well.
After the paint had dried, I closed the cone with tape and attached it to the cardboard roll. The main problem I had was getting some good photos of the finished product, as they had trouble holding still – it’s a fun toy to move with!
Happy Birth of Bahá’u’lláh to those celebrating next week!