Collages…

are the new cool thing at our house.  Ever since we made stockings for Christmas, Clara has been in love with glue. So, I’ve been letting her do her own thing with it.  I get out a piece of paper, some glue, and the collage box.  The collage box is just a pencil box with different odds and ends in it.  Here’s what’s currently in ours:

  • cut out magazine pictures from various projects (like this)
  • colored pom poms
  • google eyes
  • material scraps
  • cut up pipe cleaners
  • foam shapes and letters
  • feathers
  • buttons
  • ripped up wrapping paper

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But, really, you could put any small items you want in there. Then I set her loose with the glue and box of stuff. She tends to get her hands very sticky and then gets upset when the feathers stick to them, but otherwise, she doesn’t need my help much at all. Of course, I do have to remind her to put the glue down and stick some stuff to the paper already! But I can drink a cup of tea and relax some while she works. And that’s good enough for me.
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5 Responses to “Collages…”


  1. 1 Karen January 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    The tongue looks so much like you doing projects when you were little and now!

  2. 2 Kristen January 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Where is the finished product? Sometimes I feel like an unfit mother compared to you . . . but then I get over it and remember my OCD.

    • 3 mysillylittlelife January 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      The finish product was not pretty, but she had fun. This was only about process, not product.

      You get a pass on the unfit mother front if you give birth to my new niece tomorrow. My favorite niece!!

  3. 4 Rick January 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Wanta lessen her love for glue? Let her use a hot glue gun. That stuff took the skin off my fingers.

  4. 5 Rick January 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    WELL—–she did give birth to your niece——on your above timetable—–you owe her


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