I used to love doing art when I was little...my Gran had this old biscuit tin full of scraps of tissue paper and wrapping paper and sweet wrappers and I used to make these amazing collages of clowns and houses and horses.
I really want my little boy to love making and creating art with me, but he has a really short attention span and I find it hard to get him engaged in anything than splattering paint everywhere. We have paint on our sofa, on our walls and all over his toys. Never mind, I suppose I should be grateful that he is expressing himself in such an exuberant way!
I did manage to get him exciting about potato printing though. I cut out four stamps in a dodgy star, a surprisingly perfect heart, a crappy square and a pointy triangle. We then stamped to our little hearts content on a huge piece of paper - what fun!
We had so much fun, I love my little guy so much, and Grandpa was especially pleased to receive a torn off section gifted to him by the little fellow himself!
I'd love to hear about your crafty, arty suggestions for toddlers :)
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