What do you do for arts and crafts?
Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:11 PM
Isn't interested in coloring or drawing. Most times she would bring coloring pages home to paint. She has no interest in looking at famous painting's or thing's like that.
Things will change with age, I'm sure.
Just curious what others do.
Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:51 PM
Snowman - used a qtip to paint snow, glued precut circles for snowmen, added puffy snowflake stickers
Jungle - variety of green paint, cut green grass fringe, puffy jungle animal stickers
Outer Space - glitter paint, glue sequins, space themes stickers
Sky - blue paint, cut sponges into cloud shaped stamps, puffy airplane stickers
I get my fancy stickers from the thrift store. Half a large bag from Oriental Trading for $1.
We don't do any formal lessons or picture study. At this point, I'm just trying to encourage pre-writing skills and allow experimentation.
Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:25 PM
Also maybe have her help pick out art supplies. If she's part of the process she might be more interested.
I'm a pretty artistic person, but normal arts and crafts kill me. So much mess for so little to show for it. I'd much rather my kid just freely play with art supplies or try to replicate other things he sees in his world than some Pinterest craft that I'll want to throw away. The more personal it is to them the better.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:26 PM
Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:02 AM
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:25 PM
If she likes gluing, she might like these Animal Letter Crafts. They're pretty cute. My kids used to like painting (both with brushes and finger-painting) at this age. Sometimes I just let them play. Sometimes I had them tell me something that happened or some place they went. I would jot down the things they said and print out a paper, and then let them paint or draw a picture on the bottom half of the paper. (These were fun to send to grandparents too! And they saved them--when they passed years later, we found many of those early pages we had sent to them--sweet memories.) Have fun!
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