Thursday, May 17, 2007

Craft Time!

Abby loves to do crafts. You may recall that we got her a paint set for Christmas and she had to start using them right away - even before opening her other gifts. She asks to paint almost every day.

Here she is inside the cabinet in which we keep her stash. (I also have my picnic supplies in there.)

Lately, she has added glue, scissors, and construction paper to her supply list. Great pools of glue are poured in all sorts of artistic shapes. "It's a pig, Mommy!" I'm starting to think a glue stick might work better for clean-up.

Here is a sample of her work. She cut out the black shape after "drawing" it out in white paint. I cut out the clown's face parts. She glued them on.
On this one she painted the face and then glued on the balloons that I cut for her. Then she put yarn on for the balloon strings.
I can't wait til she starts pre-school. Then we'll have LOTS of artwork for the frig. I think we need to come up with a new display solution. Any suggestions?


Rachel said...

Try the display for a week and then pick one to keep in a folder. The rest can be shared with other relatives or discarded. At the end of the school year you have a folder of projects, one a week, that you keep for memories. I'm trying it still. :)

palmtreefanatic said...

she is quite the artist! Very nice!!!

super k said...

Is she going to get a hot glue gun for her 18th birthday too?

Just Me said...

If you have a hard time parting with artwork, try making a collage of them on the wall. Take one of your cool photographs of the whole collage so that you don't have to forget any of them. Looks like you may have thousands before Kindergarten. They make great gifts, placemats and lovely framed artwork for the whole house. Happy memories!