We have a range of mirrors which I use in provocations for Jack and Sarah. You can read more about using mirrors in this post: Mirrors & Buttons – Mirrors in a Reggio-inspired Home
You can use mirrors as a work surface with loose parts for pattern and design work, or as a surface for painting and other sensory explorations like clay, shaving cream, sand or salt.
Mirrors also make wonderful tools for exploration, like these self portraits.
So here are the mirrors we have:
- We have these ones from Educational Experience (Australian stockist) (Although I bought them on sale as a pack of 10). These mirrors are flexible which means the image can be somewhat distorted. We use them for art activities as well as with the light panel
- You can also try these ones from Amazon – the price is definitely better
10cmx10cm Square Acrylic
- These mirrors are from ZartArt (Australian Stockist – product #TQ002) I really like these mirrors. They are a hard plastic. You can see them here with some of the explorations I put together for Sarah.
- We have two of these mirrors. One we use in the block area and the other for painting/art activities outside. I bought these mirrors from K-mart. They are Home brand and while I don’t remember the price, they weren’t expensive.
- We have two of these mirrors. One is with our nature table and the other is in Jack’s room at his writing desk. I bought both of these mirrors from K-mart. Again, Home brand and inexpensive.
Small Round Shaving (glass)
- We have two of these mirrors and use them for self portraits and other discovery-type activities. I bought them from Woolworths for less than $5 each. I like these mirrors because they have a stand which can also be flattened.
Handheld Wooden Shaving (glass)
- We have two of these. I bought them from Provincial Home Living for less than $5 each. We have a store locally. Thankfully it is on the other side of town. I love that store too much to have it closer.
1.5cmx1.5cm Mosaic Glass
- These came in a bag of about 100 from Bunnings. They were in the craft aisle near the paint and cost less than $7. I bought the smallest size but there were two other larger sizes too. We use these as loose parts as well as pattern work. These tiles do chip though and so I don’t keep them out with the other materials.
Do your children like playing with mirrors?