Gotta love when I work hard to put together an activity for us and my daughter decides to throw a royal hissy-fit and NOT cooperate. Okay, forget that she is sick, had just gotten up from a nap and it was FREEZING outside today, none of those are real excuses!
Anyway, here is what I made for her today.
When Chris got home I sent him and Sam (don't judge I am still not feeling great!) out into the back yard to test them out. Avery and I watched from the warmth of the kitchen!
And this is what we saw.
Chris set her down, she sat down and then cried, which when it is in the single digits is not a good idea! Chris had to carry her back in to me. Her complaint? I HAVE NO IDEA! Nothing she was saying (besides that she was cold and wanted to blow her nose) made any sense.
Either way we didn't really get to test out the track makers. The basic idea was just for her to have fun seeing her tracks look different from the normal footprint. But I am not sure they would have worked even if Sam had wanted to cooperate.
The Nitty Gritty!
How to make track makers? Started with a really thick cardboard and drew some "bear" tracks on them. Not really accurate as bear tracks but it was as close as I could get. Used scissors and a box cutter to cut out the tracks. Then used a screw driver to punch two holes in each track. Covered both tracks with packing tape to help protect them from the snow. Once completely covered in tape I re-poked the holes and then pulled twine through the holes. Should be simple but took me FOREVER to get done today.
I think they would be fun in just a few inches of snow. Almost two feet of snow is probably too much for them to really be effective. This might have been the main reason why Sam didn't get up and walk around; she physically couldn't.
Our's were just slightly bigger than Sam's feet, which for her age I think is good. But for older kids, in a small amount of snow, I think they could be bigger than what we made.
If someone decides to tackle this and their kid actually uses them PLEASE leave me a comment and let me know how it went. I am very curious!
On a totally separate and way more fun note....My girls are models! Check them out here.