Sunday, 10 March 2013

Rainy day glue play

Imogen just loves glue.
It was pouring with rain one day last week, so we weren't going outside. A perfect day for Imogen to do some craft!
However, belatedly I realised that we finished up a glue stick the day before, and I couldn't find any more in the house.
This meant we simply HAD to go buy some more. We were already headed to Officeworks to get my diary bound (yes it is now March, I know) and I never need an excuse to wander around stationery shops. Imogen got to push around a little trolley with a flag, and Ezra sat up in a big trolley that I pushed around.

The tiled area is great for her to be able to set herself up, either at her little table or on the floor. Ezra isn't allowed in the tiled area so Imogen can leave things on the floor for a while before needing to tidy it.

It all started with Imogen drawing circles on pieces of scrap paper and asking me to cut them out. She kept saying 'But be careful, because scissors are sharp!'.
Thanks, Mister Maker. Love your work.
The circles turned out to be the heads of various members of our extended family. And that of Chu Chu, my nana's cat. Imogen then wanted the glue to be able to stick the 'heads' onto other pieces of paper. I pretty much left her alone with the glue - a big risk on my part. But overall it was worth it.

I had been collecting plastic bottle tops for some time, and brought out a selection of those to include in Imogen's artistic endeavour.

Below is Imogen's creative interpretion of Grandma. Grandma got more detail than most members of the family.

We will totally be doing this again next time it rains! I loved that this was something that Imogen directed, with no particularly special craft items needed.
Thanks for dropping by. What's your favourite activity to do at home when it is pouring down rain?

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