This is why I hyperventilate when I enter Goodwill or an estate sale. One of a kind, never seen before works that are totally unique to my school. I have blast putting these ideas together and seeing them thrill a child.
I have hundreds of small motor skill works for my school's Practical Life area. I confess that I find all of them at Goodwill, garage sales and estate sales. Last time I was at Goodwill people actually stopped me and asked what I was going to do with all those strange objects. I did not know exactly yet. I take them back to school and brain storm and add things I already have to finish them into workable exercises. Many of the objects we can not figure out what their original purpose was.
No matter. They have a new,exciting life now.
If it has holes I buy it!
I often see these glass things.
I was told it is for spacing in flower arranging.
It has now become a well used "Make a cherry pie" work with tweezers.
The kids love it.
Old pill dispenser, tweezers and cool buttons.
A challenge to do for kids.
Plastic ice cubes and a giant pair of tweezers.
Thanks, Goodwill, for a $4 exercise!
No one can figure what these things are.
All I know is they have holes. Winner!
Old picture frame with stuff to match. Loving it.
Strange but true. Wooden candle stick with a small ball to flick around and around.
Top ball does nothing. Like it? No! They love it!
So, look at objects with new eyes.
See what it can be, not what it is all old and unloved.
Give them new life for pennies!