While my daughter could spend all day at the park, she’s not so interested in hanging out in our garden these days. I’m wrapping my head around the dilemma of spending too much time inside, and have a few theories and solutions brewing, one of which is to take our art projects outside!
- Paper to nail to fence or wall
- Scraps of fabric
- Glue Jar + Glue
- Fat paintbrushes
We began by nailing a couple long strips of tan butcher paper to our fence so that the paper wouldn’t blow away.
N painted thick glue on the paper, and then stuck pre-cut small pieces (roughly 2″ x 2″) of fabric directly onto the glue.
Meanwhile, baby Rainbow enjoyed having the sandbox all to herself!
The fabric we used came from a small stash of fabrics that I’ve had for ages (dress shirts, boxer shorts, and quilt remnants.) N found this men’s shirt and wanted to wear it as a smock. When I taught Elementary Art we used dress shirts as smocks all the time, and it took me back to a happy time! She asked a million-plus questions about the boxers, and specifically wanted to know why we were cutting them up. The unintended consequences of this activity: a lesson plan that covered recycling, thrift stores, upcycling, and…
Cutting with GIANT scissors!
At this point, N left the glueing phase and entered the cutting phase of the project. Once she gets those scissors in hand, there’s no stopping her.
Here’s what the collage looked like before she got “chilly” and requested that we move back indoors.
Baby steps, right!?
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