Friday, August 10, 2012

Creating Designs with Toys and Household Objects

One of L and E's favorite activities is to use various toys and household objects to create large-scale artwork on our floor.  I have to admit that this is a fun activity for me, as well.  The above photo uses pieces from a letter construction game, but we've used everything from building blocks to markers to plastic animals to create our masterpieces.  Here are some more examples I just have to share..

The above face was something the girls invented all by themselves.  I love how they see the world through such creative eyes!

E had a wonderful time making a red barn out of plastic caps for her magnet animals. 

My entire family joined the fun when I took out some craft sticks.  We made an entire town, complete with houses, flowers, trees, and even a boat and airplane.  The girls enjoy these types of activities so much that they don't realize that they're using all sorts of fine motor skills, spatial logic, geometry, and imagination.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea. It allows for so much creative expression because it is open-ended. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase. I'm featured this post this week. :)


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