My daughter Charlie loves to color and paint. But two-year-old art is not much more than scribbles and splatters. I encourage lots of it because it helps develop motor skills for writing and encourages creativity and so much more. So, we have a lot of paper covered with a lot of scribbles and splatters.
Many times the art graces the refrigerator for a few days before finding it's way to the recycling bin. But, as rudimentary as those little master pieces are, they are so precious. Here is a list of some ways to use and preserve those sweet scribbles and splatters...
- Use large pieces of art to wrap gifts (grandparents will likely enjoy it more than the gift inside)
- Use it as a back ground on a scrapbook page
- Cut shapes from a painting and glue them to a card (again, grandparents will love this more than anything Hallmark can put together)
- Use a favorite scribble as a mat for a favorite photo of the artist
- Save a stack of art to make one of these
- Slide them into page protectors in a binder for your child to enjoy and share
What do you do with your junior Picasso's scribbles? Leave a comment, I'd love to know.
Stop in tomorrow for a toddler art round up featuring great project ideas from around the web. Get your pin boards ready!