I’ve made quite a few printables in my time, you can see them all here. My children have enjoyed all of them but these reptile door hangers have been especially popular for my eldest, who’s getting more independent and needs more frequent alone time from her twin sisters. I didn’t realise how much she needed them until I’d created them and made them for her. She uses them daily.
The twins can’t read yet but they have already learnt what the different animals mean and tiptoe quietly past the room when the sleeping snake is showing and stay away (sometimes) when the crocodile has been put on the door.
Although the excitement of these cards will eventually die down, the twins love to knock on the door and my eldest loves the power to say “come on in,” or “not now, please come back later.” They spent an hour playing like this on the first day I gave it to them. I had no idea they’d be such a hit!
How to make them
- Firstly, download the reptile door hanger printable and print it out! Click here to download the printable.
- Using glue stick, glue the printable on to the back of a recycled cardboard cereal packet. To reduce your impact on the environment, please don’t laminate them.
- When it’s dry, cut them out.
- Hang them on the door!
I’d love to make some more door hangers for the kids soon, perhaps with mammals or birds on them. I hope you and your children enjoy them. Please let me know if you have any requests.