Who loves being creative? Well this week we thought it would be fun to be creative with ballet shoes. Children love using ballet and dance to transport them into a different place and one really fun way of encouraging young children to love putting on their ballet shoes is to decorate them.
Pipe cleaners are a really easy way to get started and can add a bit of colour and sparkle. Twirl and twist them into shapes:
Another simple idea is to attach a flower to each ballet slipper: dried or fresh both work well.
Have any scraps of tulle laying about? How about a tulle rose or ribbons. If you don’t have any, scraps of any material would work well:
You could do this activity with your child or give them some materials and leave them to it. Here’s the results of one of our Twinkle fans, aged 4:
Now it’s time to enjoy some dancing and dressing up. Put on some music and have fun!
Do post any creative ballet shoe ideas you’ve tried to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your photos on our Facebook page. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Psssst, watch for our very special sparkly ballet slippers coming soon in our shop.
Happy dancing and decorating, from the Twinkle Team.