When I saw this idea on pinterest I knew I would soon be making one. I’ve been working on colors, numbers, letters, etc. with Rigby and I thought this would be a fun way to memorize colors, not to mention work on his fine motor skills with the clothes pins. I bought a pack of 50 clothes pins from the dollar store and I collected the paint samples from Cloverdale Paint for free. I already had the glue gun and glue at home so this little project cost me a whopping – $1.
I collected 2 of each paint sample strips, one to cut and one to pin to. I cut small sections from one and then glued them to clothes pins.
I only did four sections from each color strip as the lighter colors are very similar and harder for little eyes to distinguish between. Plus, that’s a whole lotta clothes pins to store.
This isn’t the favorite toy around but we have had fun pinning the pegs and talking about the colors. I’d be lying if I said some of them are not already wrecked but for $1 I don’t feel like this is something I have to treasure.
It’s a fun little activity that both Rigby and Porter have used, definitely worth the time and the dollar.
I can't write a post about colors and not make a color-blind joke – this activity is something we don’t let Neil play. We don’t need his help around here when learning colors. :)