Nina and the Neurons - Handy Handles

Cut, fold and assemble cardboard pieces to create a door handle

This activity should take 30 mins

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Handy Handles make

Introduction

This door handle make will challenge your child's problem-solving skills and help to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and how things work. It will also help to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they cut, fold and assemble the cardboard pieces and then carefully push the metal paper fasteners through the cardboard pieces to construct the handle. The make is quite difficult and you'll need to be on hand throughout to help your child.

How to extend the magic

Have a look at all the different types of handles around your home - door, window and cupboard handles, handles on cups and mugs, the door handle on your washing machine and fridge, the handles on a laundry basket, the handles on a buggy or bike. They're all different shapes, usually round or curved, and they help your hands to open things. See how many handles you can spot when you're next out and about.

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