Next, Greta placed her cut papers onto the glue dots. I enjoyed watching her choose papers based on color, size, and shape.
I used the color issue of In Style magazine for all of her shapes. Fashion magazines make the best collage magazines due to their textures, variety of color, and size of colors. The first collage she made was full of random shapes. For her second one, she decided she wanted mostly circles.
This is her mostly circle collage. As she got more used to making collages, she began to request particular colors, sizes, and shapes. Her most frequently requested were yellow circles. As I flipped through the magazine, she would ask me to cut out certain items she liked – such as the eye. Her final collage used overlapping pieces with small areas cut out of the middle, this is at the top of this post.
Greta has plastic scissors and we are working on her cutting technique, but in the meantime, this mommy daughter collage collaboration is a fun way to spend a morning.
We spent part of our morning on Friday making yogurt pops. Greta helped me layer strawberry yogurt, crumbled graham crackers, and chocolate syrup to make these delicious freezer pops. Frozen desserts are a good way to practice patience for little kitchen helpers!