We left making the choice of winner up to the amazing Maggie of Red Ted Art.
She wrote this in a note to us today:
My is it HARD to choose…. But so cool to see all the ideas!
The first prize winner is the The Three Pigs by My Oatmeal Kisses. They have won a learning kit for Time for Tots
Maggie shared that she liked how they saw a house in the “tissue box” – they propped it up and hey presto you have a basic house. She also loved it when you make nursery rhymes or stories real by creating a craft around it. I can just imagine my children playing with this and putting on a “show”.
Wonderful. (and of course, I am rather partial to the Loo Roll piggies too).
The second prize winner is The Earth Day Bird by Creativity My Passion. They have won a set of three paper back books from Tiger Tales Books.
Maggie shared that she loved how they saw the nice print on the box and converted into something wonderful – i.e. you couldn’t have made it with an ordinary box… and it is a wonderful way to look at something ordinary and see some extraordinary in it! They used the pattern and part of the box to form the new bird. It is like a Pheonix rising from the ashes.
The winner of the third prize is Sensory Box by Two Bears Farm. She will be receiving a set of board books from Tiger Tales.
Maggie shared that there were two “mystery boxes” submitted, and of course both ideas were fabulous. It was really hard to choose one over the other. But I went for this one in the end, as I thought it was fun to have the 3 different boxes to put your hands into. It is nicely decorated and the little curtain is great. I can just imagine the “excitement” of having a feel and reminds me of science days at the museum when I was
The other sensory box by My Montessori Moments
Painting with tissues boxes by Teach Preschool.
Maggie thought it was a great way for exploring art – colours and textures. It was so bright and colourful!
Rocket by Baby Brainstorm.
Maggie love it because it combined a fabulous set of recycled materials and looks brilliant!
Chicken Egg Nest by Putti Prapancha.
Maggie thought working with the shape of the box to create a wonderful nest was great. She love the use of handprints for the feathers is a particularly great idea!
We want to thank all who entered for sharing their super creations with us!