I have a phobia. It involves letting my 4 year old touch anything that I know could create a big mess. It also includes letting her be in control of her own art project. But, I realize that she is missing out on a lot of fun experiences due to my fears.
Nicole at Tired, Needs Sleep hosts a great carnival each week, and I finally decided to let Mustang get in on the fun. The 'Art Box' is a time each week where you give your child a box of art supplies and let them choose what they make.
In our box this week:
Heart Cut outs
Purple stamp pad
Heart hole punch
Mustang chose a pink heart paper and glued on a few hearts. She stenciled a heart with crayon and put a few stamped hearts inside and around the paper.
Finally, she got to use the long awaited paint. This is the first time she has ever gotten to paint-aside from Do A Dots. She did a good job of keeping it on the paper.
I really liked her finished product:
This week's Art Box went well enough that we will try again next week. To see what other's had in their box and the creations that came from them, check out Tired, Need Sleep.