Another week of letting M choose his own art box supplies… I am going to have to limit him to 4 or 5 items per drawer (so 8 to 10 items total) I think, because he just grabs and grabs and grabs, and it ends up looking like this:And honestly, I’m not sure what all was there! He was a busy, busy boy!
He was in love with the little sticker roll he’s holding in the above picture. He called it his “sticker machine” and used up the entire 200 stickers. Yep. 200. Thankfully I’ve had them for ages, not knowing what to do with them, and they only cost $1.00.
I’ve been thinking of ending my little Art Box series on here because, really, how interesting is it (to someone other than Mama) to see hundreds of paintings and collages made by a 3 year old? And interest in the link-up seems to have waned (which is fine, I’m just sayin’)… but I realized what wonderful memories of this time I have from these posts. M has been nothing if not a creative and artistic little guy; I remember when he was 1 year old and hopping mad about something (who knows what) and after crying and screaming about it, all he wanted was “paint!” “red!” :) He expresses himself so easily with art, and I love looking through his artwork and seeing how he’s progressed.
Also, I have to say, it’s soooo much easier for me to pitch a bunch of it in the recycling knowing that I’ve got photos of it on here! ;)
Speaking of recycling, sometimes it irks me a bit when he uses entire sheets of foam in a collage, like this: or those perfectly good pipecleaners, or whatever. I must say if it’s not a work of art that we intend to keep I eventually strip it of all useful and reusable items before tossing it. He has no idea how many times he’s used those buttons and craft eyes, etc.
So, on to business…
This week he made the following masterpieces -
Glitter, macaroni, eyes, and buttons:
Tissue paper circles:
Sparkly pens, flat marbles, buttons, colored glass pieces, shells, pasta, eyes, oh my:
And he tried out some new stencils with his dot markers:
I think he’s leaving the painting phase he was in forever and entering into some new and glorious collage phase. :)
Thoughts or opinions about continuing to make this a linky? Let me know in the comments! I’m fine with these posts being just for my memories, with the hope that others will get ideas of what to supply their preschoolers with.
If you do have a post you’d like to link up… it’s below!
Have a beautiful day! :)