I mentioned before my blog-crush on Nurturestore so of course I was all a-swoon at her Kids Art Explorers Project. The challenge is simple, each month a new material or process for the kiddos to explore.
The first project is Pipecleaners - I had a bunch in my craft stash, all cut to different lengths as I have used them in older projects so I laid them out for the kiddos to have a play with. I wanted to give them some props too, so we had a look through the recycling and found some takeout coffee cups, cardbaord loo-roll tubes and empty spice jars. I punched holes in some of the cardboard in case the kids wanted to try threading and then I let them run with their imaginations...
Of course, they did what all two year olds are inclined to do and completely ignored the pipecleaners, instead using the cups to stack into towers. I let them get on with it and they found the pipecleaners themselves after a minute or so.
When Vin started threading I thought 'oh look, he's making a bracelet' but was careful not to say anything and influence his process...
...when I asked what this creation was he told me 'a worm in an apple'
(note: I have never given my kid maggot-ridden food, I didn't know he had ever even seen one!)
I figured these two linked together might be binoculars... then he put one on each wrist... ah my two year old is making handcuffs (note: I have never put handcuffs on my kid, nor do I know when he has ever seen a pair!)
...this one? Well it could be a bunch of flowers, it's most probably a dinosaur... I'm almost too afraid to ask!
Head on over to Nurturestore to check out the details