Sometimes I get carried away with ideas for fancy, elaborate, art projects. Sometimes I curse Play School for filling my children’s heads with ideas on how to create ‘a farm with real animals and grass’ out of two toilet rolls and a box of tissues. And sometimes I remember that the kids and I don’t need to do super, fancy, difficult, messy art projects all the time. Sometimes I remember to keep it simple….
Just a a few pieces of coloured paper (ours happened to be origami paper, with a generous Japanese Sister-in-law we have lots of beautiful origami paper) cut into simple little squares, and a glue stick is all we needed.
The smaller hands enjoyed the process of simply choosing paper and sticking it to the page. When the older hands cam home from school they enjoyed creating more elaborate designs.
It was easy to set up, easy to clean up and fun for everyone.
We are joining on Childhood101.com ‘s We Play Link up. Pop on over and see what everyone else has been playing!
I’ve also shared this idea as part of NutureStore.uk ‘s Play Academy Link up. They have lots of other great ideas to share too.