Several recent posts from Adventures in Mommydom inspired me to put our old playdough in M’s Art Box this week. (By “old”, I mean it was made a couple of months ago and has been mixed with enough other colors of playdough that it’s starting to look not-so-pretty. Besides, I’m itching to cook up some Valentine playdough sometime soon!) With it I included a little divided container with googley eyes, buttons, sea shells, beads, and glass mosaic pieces. I also included some pipecleaners.
M was extremely excited about this!Here’s what he made:
Aren’t they cute, especially the last one?? He had a ton of fun with this. So now I know exactly what to do with the playdough when it’s time to make a new batch! This will definitely be a somewhat regular addition to M’s box.
He’s also been itching to paint craft sticks ever since this. So… he painted craft sticks. I was hoping he had some crafty plan for them, but nope. Just painted them all orange. :)
I also put a roll of electrical tape in the art box. M saw it and knew exactly what it was for. We’ve only done this once before (here), but it’s been hanging on the wall ever since and from time to time he has asked to do the “tape painting” again, so I knew he’d be interested. I let him cut the pieces of tape himself and he put them wherever he wanted, then began painting (first with do-a-dots, then with tempera). I love how it turned out:He said it was a “deep, dark forest” and then “sunshine”. We had recently read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. I think this may be where he got the deep, dark forest idea. He loved taking the tape off!!
He also painted this pretty little picture, which alas, came with no cute story. I still like it. ;)
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Have a beautiful day! :)