do-it-yourself Montessori “metal” insets

metal insets

What metal insets looks like ^


Found this frame matte laying around, which got me thinking ^


Cut out each shape and glue down pony beads to make little peg handles . Also, for now I am completely fine with not having the exact kind of shapes that the original Montessori metal insets have. Learning to trace inside and outside of stencils is the goal ^


Metal insets are wonderful because they are weighted down. The child doesn’t need to hold the stencil down while tracing. With this DIY version I had to teach my daughter to hold down the stencil while tracing. She didn’t mind and this process adds an added challenge ^


And here she is turning her well traced circle into a person ^


It all counts… especially when they’re enjoying themselves!

~Thanks for reading~


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