New Kid, like most toddlers, is fascinated by tiny objects. I harnessed his interest for an easy toddler art project: making a collage. I sat him down in front of a piece of paper and squeezed out several lines and blobs of glue. I gave him a handful of small trinkets: jewel-y things, googly eyes, foam shapes and suggested he push them into the glue.
He thought it was great fun.
Of course, because of the size of the trinkets, remember to supervise closely. I find that if I make a fuss over his not putting the objects in his mouth then he thinks it is hilarious to do so, but if I act like it is no big deal he is much less likely to try and eat his art materials.
I loved how uncomplicated this art activity was. It was just as much fun as drawing on the floor! Plus, there was no clean-up! OK. I did have to wipe his hands afterward. But don’t we wipe hand twelve thousand times a day anyway?
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