I was quite excited seeing a new (to us) book by Ed Emberley in the library. I picked it up right away, and I liked it even more when I brought it home. The Wing on a Flea is a shape book, but it’s also so much more. I enjoyed drawing some of the pictures in the book on my own, and I thought that it will be terrific for our StArt project this week.
Alas, my daughter was of a different opinion. She liked the book OK, but she felt no desire to make any shape creatures from the book or any of her own. Instead… she was drawn to the page that had clowns throwing confetti and after asking about it she stated that she wants to make her own confetti. She spent more time on cutting paper into tiny pieces than she usually does on her guided art projects. I suggested to place her confetti on a contact paper, but she just wanted to put it in a ziplock bag and wave it around saying Whee. Not exactly what I had in mind, but at least she really worked on something she decided to do herself.
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