Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Saving the Scribbles (day 4)

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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!

In Him,

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