Montessori Inspired Dressing Boards are a wonderful way to teach toddlers and preschoolers how to work those buttons, snaps & zippers so they can learn to dress themselves! But store-bought versions can be expensive. With a couple of items you may already have you can make your own set for the home or classroom!
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How to Make Montessori Inspired Dressing Boards
These super easy DIY Montessori inspired dressing boards are a wonderful activity to include in a clothing or getting dressed tot school or preschool theme. It’s a great fine motor skills activity and a wonderful practical life activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
- sewing hoops (my plastic sewing hoops were bought at a craft store, but wooden hoops will work just as well and look beautiful too!)
- old or not-in-use clothes (baby or toddler clothes would work best)
Super Simple Instructions:
My dressing boards seriously couldn’t be any easier to put together! All you have to do is separate the two hoops (each hoop comes with two rings, one inner and one outer) place your article of clothing on the inner hoop with your buttons (or snaps or zippers) centered. Then place the outer hoop on top and tighten with the screws! Easy!
If you want to make the dressing boards more permanent you can cut the excess cloth around the hoop with pinking shears so the material doesn’t fray. You can also hem the edges for a really durable and completed finish. But I left my clothing whole so I can use them down the road.
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