In our art cupboard lives a box.
This box is filled with bits and bobs – stuff my thrifty voice argues should not be thrown out. There are patty pans; feathers; coloured tissue paper; coloured paper; coloured cardboard; stickers; pipe cleaners; buttons.
This box is my go-to box when I look at the clock in disbelief. It’s only 10:30am?! How can it only be 10:30am?! We’ve had our usual morning outing. We’ve worked. We’ve played. We’ve rested. How can it only be 10:30am?!
My hands rummage through our art cupboard to find our bits and bobs box.
It’s a very laissez faire experience.
Create a background. Make marks: scribbles, lines, dots.
Dig through the bits and bobs box.
Select your bit and bob of choice for pasting.
Tear and cut.
Ah – pasting. N&M (almost 4) use the brush to paste, but E (almost 2) relishes the feel of paste through his hands and fingers.
Sticking things onto other things.
The end product is not what matters.
Let them explore, experiment and discover.
N&M: 3 years, 11 months
E: 1 year, 10 months