So, how do you do a project that you are both really proud of? Here are a few suggestions - and I'd love to hear yours too!
- Start small - don't tackle a large project with toddlers - they don't have the attention span for it
- Choose a simple, coordinated palette. Don't give them 244 crayons and then try to explain why red looks better with blue than burgundy!
- Choose an item to be decorated. If the form and function is already there, it will be more fun for them to just decorate, rather than get bogged down in construction (especially boys, who are more fond of DEstruction!)
- Limit the tools available. If you have 43 decorative edged scissors, they will want to try every one. Twice.
Here's what we made today:
|We started with papers from a coordinated scrap pack, left over from another project.|
|Note that you can concentrate better with your tongue out.|
|I got to use scissors!|
|looks good! (and our Pinterest Inspired crayon art in the background!)|