Colour and collage for a toddler

Drawing is a fairly new discovery for Miss K. At this present point in time she is not much interested in using walls, furniture or people as a canvas, although there are signs of this blossoming soon. I take full advantage of her partiality to paper. We have been making a family artwork recently and I wanted to share our creation thus far.

colour and collage

colour and collage

We have been using the Stockmar and Aretemis pencils, that I love so much. Ripping paper is fun and when I showed Miss K that using glue, these ripped pieces could be stuck onto the existing artwork, she enjoyed doing that very much.

Toddler colour and collage - Miss K pulling off a piece of collage to place it elsewhere

Toddler colour and collage – Miss K pulling off a piece of collage to place it elsewhere

It’s on a roll of paper that I hope will one day be completely covered in our efforts. It is so lovely to watch her discovering how to use the pencils.

A detail from Miss K and our joint colour and collage

A detail from Miss K and our joint colour and collage

Actually, it feels really good not to draw anything in particular. Miss K lets us know when we should draw and when she prefers to work alone. This reminds me of a post by Janet Lansbury in her blog post ‘Why Not Draw For a Child?‘. It’s all experimentation and we are all playing. I think Schiller would be pleased.

Miss K doesn’t seem at all phased or intimidated by what we are doing and in the end I feel she owns what is happening on the paper. Actually the artwork has been on the table for a few days and she comes back to it whenever she feels is right, beginning by asking me to open the pencil case.

Miss K placing down a collage piece. She also discovered that her toy car does not draw, although it makes rather satisfying sounds when used on paper.

Miss K placing down a collage piece. She also discovered that her toy car does not draw, although it makes rather satisfying sounds when used on paper.

Please post links to your family actives below to share with others. I’d love to get some more ideas too!

 

 

 

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