Crafting with Lottie Dolls - Fun, Rainy Day Activities
It’s the summer holidays!
They’re long-awaited for many kids but can feel daunting for just as many parents. And so having something up your sleeve – a few rainy-day activities to respond to the at-some-point-inevitable calls of “I’m bored!” – can be very useful indeed.
Creating and crafting super-cute Lottie Doll accessories can be a fun activity for all the family. Crafting can be a good way to reduce your family’s plastic consumption, too. Music to the ears of the Lottie fans who tell us:
“Lottie is our only plastic doll. We try to stay away from plastic.”
“I buy as little plastic as possible. Over half my child’s toys are wooden.”
Parents often observe babies and toddlers enjoying playing with toy-boxes as much as the toys inside.
Since the Lottie Dolls’ design team cover our packaging with lots of lovely illustrations to discover and enjoy, that can – almost – be the case for older kids, too!
Why not check out our paper dolls video series? You’ll find lots of imagination-sparking inspiration to put our beautiful packaging to good use by creating fab scenes and accessories for Lottie Dolls.
We have super-cute paper doll and paper doll clothes printables for your family to download, too!
We believe that sparking imaginations is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer young minds. Children need to be given the space – and the stimuli – to learn how to play imaginatively. Gimmicky toys that are essentially one-trick-ponies may have an obvious and immediate appeal but toys that spark imaginative play are likely to have longer-term benefits and ultimately be more fun, too.
Lottie’s wooden doll house, for example - with its swing, slide and secret trap-door - can become whatever children want it to become. Whether that’s a laboratory, a den or an observatory.
When play is powered by children’s imaginations, the possibilities are endless!