If you read yesterday’s post then you already know about our new little ceramic Christmas town houses from Dollar Tree. Today we’re going to show you how we set them up in our small world play area.
Normally the top of the doll house is reserved for the bins of little figurines to play with but those have been temporarily relocated to the bottom left section of the doll house for the winter season to make room for this set up. Since one of the ceramic houses is a train station, I asked LittleMan if we could barrow some extra track from his train table and he was more than willing to share.
Here everything is from left to right:
As you can see, LittleMan helped me put out the My Little Pony figures as well as the Ninja Turtle figures.
There are two trees in this set up, one decorated by me and the other by LittleMan.
I actually decorated two trees, but you’ll have to wait til tomorrow to see what the second tree was used for. Both trees I decorated with pipe cleaner, wire, and wooden beads. A red and white pipe cleaner twister together, cut, and bent into shape makes a lovely candy cane. The ornaments on the tree are red and green wooden beads on wire which I bent into hooks. Beneath the tree you’ll find two presents made from cube-shaped wooden beads with pipe cleaner wrapped around them like ribbon and bow.
LittleMan choose to decorate his tree with a green beaded necklace from the dress up closet. He used pipe cleaners to make a star for the top as well as presents to sit beneath. The candy canes he modeled after the ones he watched me make minutes before. I don’t think it turned out half bad. I offered him some wooden beads as well but he choose to use those and some pipe cleaners to make an octopus and a bunch of grapes while I took the above pictures.
Finally, it was play time, and oh boy did this kid play!
There were all sorts of plot twists in the story line, epic battles and grand gestures of love, and the fine motor skills he showed “unwrapping” and “re-wrapping” all the tiny presents!
The camera was put away by the time SunnyGirl woke up but she got in a good play as well, though hers was mostly focused on lining up the ponies and taking ornaments off the tree then putting them back on.