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!
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…
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!
I cut out a few images myself. Me and my cousin Jennifer working side by side, being creative together.
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.
She was browsing through my ongoing Art Journal with curious yet not very careful fingers…
Then we found a page in my Art Journal that needed some crayon colors.
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
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.
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, to check out.
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
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!
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Too cute! Great idea for little ones.
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.
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.
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.