Each day when I arrive at Preschool to take Lj home I am presented with my child and a collection of paintings, drawings and models. Today it was a model of a house, a painting of an elephant and a collage lion mask. I dutifully bring them home, show them to M and then try to smuggle them into the recycling bin (over a period of days in the hope they won't be missed...sometimes they are!).
certainly has a love of painting, cutting and sticking. I remember when
MJ started Pre school they repeatedly told me that they had encouraged
him to come to the making table to do some painting or colouring but he
would never go, preferring to continue playing with the train track or
something similar. Interestingly he loves to make things now and often
brings his own creations home from school. In the holidays we went to
the Planetarium and I could have left all day in the craft room where he
was making a rocket, space buggies etc from plastic bottles, sellotape
and the like.
When I feel guilty about throwing another
100 drawings/paintings of Lj's in the bin I wonder about storing some
of them...but how do you store them? Today her teacher suggested I stick
them in a scrapbook and keep them for her for when she older. At this
rate I would need a scrap book a week and I'm really not sure how
interested she will in them when she is 21! Plus I am not a hoarder and
am not sure I could cope with scrapbook upon scrapbook on shelves
The only other solution I can think of
is to take a photo of the odd one and log them on here so it becomes a
diary for when she is older.
On Saturday she wanted to
use her Usbourne 'Fairy and Princess making book' so we created this
(see below). At the same time I was thinking it looked like an angel and
could be used in Christmas cards. So from this one we went on to
produce 40 more.
I loved this picture of our friend and her newborn baby. The baby really does spend most of its time nuzzled into her Mama's chest. This was drawn by Lj on her Megasketcher.