I bought a little tote to go along with M’s Art Box last week. This way we can keep all his usual stuff in one spot and he can add more fun things to the actual box. In the tote are paintbrushes, glue, pens (which I’ll switch out for colored pencils, pastels, or markers occasionally), scissors, his tiny paint palette, and a small container of collage items like macaroni, pom-poms, etc.
I let him pick 3 items from each drawer (there are two craft drawers that are his “art box drawers”. He chose a bundle of old fabric, cotton balls, a wooden snake with paints, coffee filters, electrical tape, and some stickers. I picked a variety of papers for him to use.
*Note how messy the box is now that I let M pick the items for it? There’s no time to pretty it all up before snapping a quick photo. You’ll have to just take my word for what’s in there! :)
First he made… well, what are these?He was so very proud of them, and told me he had thought up something that no one else had ever made before. I think he just might be right about that. ;)
He had a great time painting his little wooden snake from Michael’s:
And then he grabbed a piece of dark green velvet (it looks black in the photo), and glued cotton balls all over it. He told me he had made a “collage of very soft things”:
So, yes – his art was interesting this past week, but he enjoyed himself, was excited about it, and probably even learned something – I call that a success. And I don’t mind that it keeps him busy while I blog either. ;)
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