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Paper shapes with the toddler art group

by Jean Van't Hul
September 30, 2010

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The toddler art group was held at Iver’s house yesterday. It was just the two babes again, so feels a little funny calling it a “group”, but one family was sick, another was out of town, and a couple more haven’t started coming yet.

Iver’s mama, Angie, made construction paper shapes before the meeting for Daphne and Iver to play with. Not two-dimensional circles and squares (which is what I had pictured), but 3-D spirals, accordians, tunnels, and tents! How cool! It would never have occurred to me to make something like this just for 10-12 month old kiddos to mouth and explore. Maybe for older kids to glue onto paper as a collage, but not for the these two simply to experience. But what a great idea! Of course they loved them.

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I’m planning to copy Angie’s idea and cut and fold some shapes to play with at home!

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We also got out some playdough for the babes. I usually make my own, but this time tried some yummy-smelling modeling dough from Clementine Art. They were excited by the playdough, and poked at it, but that was the extent of the interaction. We’ll try again when they’re a little older.

 

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