Sunday, September 9, 2012
Open-the-Door House Craft
Together, we placed another piece of paper underneath and traced the outline of the door. Then I explained that if they draw something inside that rectangle, it would appear when the door opened. I had to demonstrate a couple times before they understood that only what is drawn inside the rectangle will appear. This was actually quite a challenge for them to draw within a limited area on the paper when it is so tempting to use up the entire space!
This activity was more about following a process than creative expression, but I think both kinds of art experiences are good for my Preschool-age kids to learn. And, of course, it's always a lot of fun creating something that you can later play with...