This week I finally cleaned up all the junk accumulated in Anna’s art box, work boxes and in her play kitchen in the last month or so. As I was going through this process she was busy making collages from all the scraps and loose parts that I discovered. It’s interesting how engrossed she can get in these activities when she is in the mood – cutting, gluing and quietly humming something to herself.
I saw so many kids enjoying do-a-dot markers on many blogs, but Anna is indifferent to hers. Well, the moment I told her I am going to put them away for now to clear space, she wanted them. She also wanted her triangular markers (leftover from her toddler days) and played with both for a while. Both sets still went into storage – maybe absence will make the heart grow fonder.
We also spent some time outside painting. To be exact, I was painting. Anna was busy color mixing and trying out her results. I think it’s pretty obvious which pictures are hers and which pictures are mine even though I tried to simplify mine as much as possible.
For more open-ended art projects visit The Art Box at Tired, Need Sleep.