Monday, February 15, 2010

The Art Box – Feb. 15, 2010

Somehow I never got around to putting a new art box together for M last week.  I had hopes that he would make more valentines, but I guess he only had one week’s worth of valentines in him.  :) 

He asked for stencils and paint and did, oh, maybe a hundred paintings just like these:stencil painting

He has this super-ability to fixate on one thing and do it over and over and over again.  And then… again, one more time.  I’m not sure if this is normal;  it may just be he’s picked up a bit of his mom’s craziness.  ;)

I cured him of his stenciling spree by buying him another paint-with-water book.  He did it, the entire book, that afternoon.   blog pictures 030So, we didn’t have the artsy-est  week ever, but he really did enjoy himself and I enjoyed the fact that an 89 cent book gave me a half hour of quiet.   

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Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. I think he's just mastering one skill before moving onto another! Totally normal, for a perfectionist!

  2. Mine can happily do the same thing over and over and over for a very long time too. I think it's part of this age, and how they learn skills.

  3. lol i love how he did the hole book in one day . Deen tries to do that with any activity we do!(if it comes from a book)

  4. We used a lot of stencils this week too. Johnsie loves them. I have never used a paint with water book with him yet. I honestly forgot about them. I will have to look for some.

  5. I love how he did the whole paint with water book in one day! LOL!

  6. I love that he will concentrate so much on one thing. Great for him! But could get a little tedious for mom. :)

  7. I hear you when you talk about three year olds being fascinated with one particular activity. Savvy would glue ALL day if she could.

    Wow, the paint with water book was a huge hit.

    Your Tot School post was full of fantastic ideas. The bands over the jar sounds like such a great activity, something I am looking forward to trying with Savvy. I saw a few button snakes in the blogosphere and think that this is another idea we would enjoy doing.

    I like the combination of glitter and cinnamon in your play doh - sounds wonderful. The play doh Valentine's M made are so very sweet.

    A tissue paper sensory tub sounds like so much fun. This would be something that both Sav and Blakie would love. The simple pleasures are always the best. I can imagine you and M having a blast blowing pices of tissue paper around the room.

    It was fantastic to hear M singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and to hear you too. He is such a cutie.

    Thank you so much for your kind words about the package. If only we could be neighbours - that would be wonderful. I am so very grateful for having "met" you through blogging. You are a creative mum who inspires me. I always look forward to visitng your blog and whenever I finish reading your latest post I am armed with new ideas that I am so excited about. What a joy it is to visit here and learn from you.

  8. M's stencils are very cute. It's impressive that M is able to focus on something for so long. We have those moments too, but they are rarely around creative activities. The only one that comes to mind is pipecleaners and beads. I definitely should get them out again.

  9. I really need to get Mustang a paint with water book. I loved those as a kid, I dont blame M for doing his all at once :)


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