I am so excited!
In years past, I have slipped an animal or 2 into boxes as filler.
This year, my craft room is cleaned up and I turn the lights on every day. I have pinned some cool play land ideas and am creating settings to enjoy animals.
I can just imagine precious children in their own exploration worlds!!
This is my bin of Littlest Pet Shop...
See my multiple Pins: here (sea world in a tin) and here (sea and forest mat) and here (beach front ocean mat) and here (fishing pond)and here (horse corral) and here (dino mat). I have print-outs and will also create some felt worlds. This idea started with the dino mat because my boys loved them some dinosaurs!! I even had their room painted as a dino wonderland at our 1st home. I found a clearance piece of dark blue felt at Hobby Lobby and reality of my dream set in. I will create little worlds for little hands!!
I like to keep altoid tins (see a Pin here) and will fit some into them. I will create bags for some (see a Pin here and here and here) and use any recycled containers I have for some, see Pin here and here and here.
These are awesome examples of what I cannot wait to create!
I will crop the mats and quart sized zip-loc bag each set.
I have also pinned some car/vehicle mats. here I printed the 2nd page off and will add a few cars and props for little hands. My boys loved Hot Wheels!!
My Mom loved picking them for the boys so I have her thinking about shoe box cars.
For the love of a child!!