DIY Montessori spindle box. The Montessori spindle box is a material that, as the number rods, repeats the situation of the counting units relative to the various groups of the numerical series from 1 to 10, or more precisely from 1 to 9.
The boxes on the market cost about $ 40, but build them in cardboard is very simple.
I have done so. I cut out a box in such a way as to have one of the long walls high enough to contain the numbers written, and the other wall low enough to make easier the work for children’s hands:
then I divided the length in such a way as to obtain 10 identical spaces:
and I put the dividers in this way:
I reinforced all with paper tape and glue, I decorated with colored tissue paper and glue diluted, and I applied the numbers.
For spindles I cut with scissors some very common skewer sticks, at the measure suitable to the storage box.
Here are the directions to present the Montessori spindle box to children: Montessori spindle box, and here a variant still easier and cheaper to build it: DIY 2 Montessori spindle box.