I try so hard to be organized every week… but inevitably something always gets overlooked! This week it was the art box again. I just can’t seem to remember that it’s time to change out the supplies (or let M change them out) and we end up just haphazardly grabbing extra paper and whatever he wants on the spur of the moment. And art gets done, but there’s no neat and tidy art box. And I like a neat and tidy art box – even if it’s just neat and tidy long enough for a picture to be taken. One of the things I like most about these posts is seeing those supplies, all picked out and nicely arranged, just waiting for imagination to take hold and something to be created. It helps me remember what we’ve done, what items M has especially enjoyed, and gives me ideas for what to give him in the future. So. Next week – maybe?
I do remember that he had access to markers, do-a-dot painters, and stencils this week. And here’s what he created…
He tried the stencils with his dot painters and then with his markers. I can really see the difference between the two “techniques”. ;) I was also impressed that he was able to trace the outlines with the markers, which was something totally new for him.
His drawing has really taken off lately too. He drew up a storm, but here are my three favorites:
I’m not sure what this is, but I love the happy smiley face!
A family, not ours, but one with two boys… which is what he wishes our family was. (Me too!)
A rainbow, a sunshine, and a bird – so sweet!
He has created a “collage box” that he keeps near his “reading spot”. Basically this is a box full of interesting magazines and catalogs and calendars, and general stuff. He’s been creating collages non-stop with all the good things he’s finding in this box o’ things. And with his new found love for masking tape, I’m being surprised with new collages popping up everywhere I turn.
The front door.
And more in the kitchen and bedrooms. Sigh. I don’t plan on keeping these beauties up, but so far I haven’t had the heart to take any of them down since he is just so darn proud of himself. Yet, deep down I know my house is beginning to look a little… strange. Like a 4 year old is running around on the loose with scissors and tape.
Lastly, Daddy’s birthday is coming up soon and M made him a little something:Pretty special, wouldn’t you say? :)
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Have a beautiful day! :)