Thursday, August 27, 2009

super cute collages

So I got this for Christmas last year...

And today Alfredo and I worked on them.

It was a perfect exercise for him to learn about following directions. I put the glue in the spots where the things generally belonged. He would reference the pictures, find the appropriate "part" and glue in into place.

With the exception of the whiskers and sequins (both a bit tricky...they kept getting stuck to his fingertips), he put all the parts together. As soon as we finished one, he wanted to make the next.


We made all 4 today and I wish we had more. I think I will make a homemade version, complete with instructions, for him. If I do, I'll share them with you too.

Until then, you can get this same collage kit here.

He is so proud of these "artworks" (that's what he calls them and anything he makes). I think I will frame them and hang them somewhere we will see them daily.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alfredo is beaming...as well he should! What an incredible job he did and what a patient and creative Mama you are! I think framing a picture makes a child feel so special. I bet he will love it.

You are really filling him up, Amy.

(((HUGS)))
Suz

Ginnie said...

What a great, happy photo of him. He is a lucky boy, and you are a lucky mom.

Patty said...

Those are too cute !

Sonja said...

Oh yes, you must frame them and create a gallery! They will bring smiles everytime they are seen.

Jill said...

I love Alfredo's "artworks"-- he looks so happy! What a wonderful mommy-son project! So cute!

Halo Hill said...

Oh my gosh, he has gotten soooooo big!

Hugs to you,
Sheila

Elaina M. Avalos said...

He's such a cutie! And I love the collages.

Shelley Noble said...

Super Cute and made sublime by your little one's joy at art making! You are changing his life for the better.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What a great little project and its so darn cute to. Thanks for sharing the love~

Claudia said...

Wonderful to see Alfredo so proud and happy with his creations! What a sweetie he is! You are a great Mom, Amy.

katie said...

Cute stuff (kid & projects)! Makes me think of a homemade version of something similar---if you're looking for more pasting. :) I've drawn little stick figures and sat with friends' kids cutting out items of clothing from magazines & gluing them on. Not nearly as cute as your set, but a low-prep project to pull out to satisfy the cutting/pasting/arranging interests (of kid & mom).

Amy said...

Amy--He looks so big compared to the last time I saw him! What a handsome little guy!!! I can't wait for Noodlebug to get big enough to try a project like this!!!

-Amy

Rachel said...

How fun, he looks like he had a blast! So great you both have eachother now to work on your "artworks" together :)

Anonymous said...

You have the beginning of an artist in Alfredo!

Bernadette

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

that looks great!! i wanna buy this

em said...

I love his shirt! It matches the collages! :)