On a Playdate with a child and a glue stick

My littlest cousin came for a visit. I thought we’d have a play date at the kitchen table. Sure, small hands can use a glue stick!

Cutting paper is fun (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I gave her a magazine and scissors. She was very handy with the scissors, but not as interested in cutting paper as in using the glue stick – on everything…

A glue stick is happiness (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Trying to cover the table but kind of getting glue everywhere. Gluing is such fun! She put glue on the paper, then on top of her images and then around the borders and… oh my!

Kid collage play (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I cut out a few images myself. Me and my cousin Jennifer working side by side, being creative together.

Kid collage play (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I found lots of cute images that I handed over for her to consider using in her collage. She cut into some of them on her own, using others as they were.

Kid collage play (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
She was browsing through my ongoing Art Journal with curious yet not very careful fingers…

Kid collage play (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Then we found a page in my Art Journal that needed some crayon colors.

Jennifer's collage pages (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Finished collage!

On the fridge Art work (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Art should be viewed. These she put up on the fridge before the glue was dry… if it ever dries that is! ;-)

Thanks sweetie, come play again soon with me! XOXO

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10 Responses to On a Playdate with a child and a glue stick

  1. Bellen says:

    I think I’m reconsidering doing this with my 3-yr old grandson maybe even my 7 yr old granddaughter. Maybe out on the driveway in the shade – it, and them, can be hosed off.

  2. iHanna says:

    Thanks for your comment! If I had a kid I would do this every day, at least for a few minutes that they could sit still. Great links on how to make your (or other) kids interested in art at Daisy Yellow Blog, here are a few links to check out:

    http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/category/childrens-art
    http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/praising-kids-art.html
    http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/how-not-to-micro-manage-kids-art-part-1.html

  3. MissKoolAid says:

    Those collages are perfect! Wow, she had fun and it shows! Isn’t it such a great feeling to see young kids create with such joy and freedom? Glue can always be cleaned off or scrapped off. Wait til she gets her hands on acrylic paints! lol

    Hugs,
    Sophie

  4. iHanna says:

    Sophie, I don’t know if she or I had the most fun? I truley get your inspiration to create with kids after this little session though – it’s a engery booster for sure. Thanks for the fab Christmas card – it was the best one I got this year for sure! Hugs back!

  5. ann granlund says:

    Ett riktigt kreativt nytt ?r till dej och tusen tack f?r din inspirerande blogg! H?lsar Ann fr?n ?land

  6. Marie says:

    Too cute! Great idea for little ones.

  7. Erica says:

    This was such a great entry, thank you for sharing it. :) It looks like you two had a lot of fun together, and made some amazing art in the process.

  8. Marcia says:

    Happy New Year, Hannah!
    Children are so free and inspiring. I love her coloring. My friend brought his young daughters to the office one Sunday and they colored on old kraft envelopes. I loved the results. I still have one that I copy to use for backgrounds.

  9. pixielation says:

    My 5 year old loves this kind of thing. She’s very creative, and far more artistic than her peers. I didn’t even realise that until some of her friend’s mothers pointed that out, and showed me what their own offspring drew.

    I love to foster her creative streak, not because she’s good at it, but because it makes her glow with joy.

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