This is a fabulous book for art experiences with little ones. I used it a lot when I taught - the projects are open ended and focus on the process, not the (end) product.
With that said (to myself), we decided to make big beads. I envisioned these fat beads with big holes painted in beautiful hues of the rainbow that Abby and I could string on pipe cleaners and stack towers with and use as pretend cookies or something.
|Making the dough|
|Exploring the dough|
|Making beads. Even after multiple attempts of showing how to make a bead, Abs just wanted to pull the dough into a million pieces. I went with it. My dream of rainbow beads began to die.|
Two day pause to let the beads (or millions pieces of dough) dry... hard thing for a two year old
|Painting beads ... and paper... and hands... and arms...|
|Example of beads. Right. Not what I thought beads would look like either. And hot pink was the only color little miss wanted. Okay.|
And that's about what we have to show for our bead making adventure. No beads. And that's okay. It's not about the product. It's about the process.
Sounds like a motto for life, right?