Maia made these two large paper dolls over a week ago and I've been meaning to post about them earlier, but between taking care of a sick toddler and then getting sick myself, I am just now getting to it.
The doll on the left is decorated with a coffee filter snowflake and sequins. The paper doll on the right is actually a mask she made for Daphne, complete with holes for the eyes and mouth and a band to hold it on her head. It's decorated with three bells and includes a red tissue paper popsicle (on a real popsicle stick).
Maia has always been into scissors, tape, and the stapler, but in the last few weeks she's taken her paper art to a whole new level. She's gone through an entire package of construction paper and has been cutting, taping, stapling, and gluing nonstop. Besides the paper dolls, she's made hats, a house, books, lift-the-flap art, paper fans, and abstract sculptures.
As you can see, the studio has been getting a lot of use already, although it's not much closer to being finished than the last time I posted about it.
Here's Daphne with her paper doll. She loves it. The mask didn't stay up on her face, but she spent half the day walking around with it dangling from her neck. In the photo on the right, you can see that Maia made loops for Daphne's hands, too. It's so fun to watch Maia explore art materials and techniques on her own.
What are your kids into right now?