We need to get back to some good ol’ open-ended art exploration around here. While the girls and I love doing projects with a “cute” finished product, I am also a big believer in encouraging and enjoying the process of creating.
Our art supplies are pretty organized, which means they are inside cabinets and drawers. It’s good for finding things, but sometimes the “out of sight, out of mind” settles in.
So, my plan is to set-out an inviting array of various materials and tools each Friday. I’ll be using the dining room table, since that’s where the creative magic tends to happen around here.
If the girls are loving the materials, we’ll just toss them into a dish tub and pull it out again throughout the weekend. If my choices are a dud, then I’ll just put them away and move on to something new (or maybe do some art exploration of my own!).
I grabbed a notebook and quickly jotted down a list of craft supplies and art tools from our drawers and cabinets, so I won’t have to think quite so hard each week. I’ll also be including plenty of recyclables (cardboard tubes, plastic lids, catalogs, etc.), nature items, and random household items, too.
This week: Stencils, Eyes, & Feathers
- stencils & tracers
- large white construction paper
- googly eyes
- eye stickers
- colored craft feathers
- basic supplies: glue, scissors, something to draw/color with (crayons, markers, etc.)
If you don’t have stencils or tracers, you can make your own using plastic lids, paper plates, or cardboard from cereal boxes. We do love our
plastic stencils, though!
I’m excited to see what the girls create with these materials, but most of all, I hope they just enjoy exploring and creating.
Would you be interested in seeing our art play table each Friday?
Have a great weekend!