My girls just pretty much eat all arts and craft supplies, so no. I don't really consider me making crafts using their hands and feet as them doing arts and crafts.
Because they have no agency. If I just use their body as a stamp they are a tool for my craft but they aren't doing crafts. I don't think there's anything wrong with doing that. I have done that lots but I don't consider it something they are doing or learning. Here is a picture of my beach bag. It is baby foot prints but in my mind it's not a craft they did.
@ClandestineX .... looks like he had fun!
Great job Connor! Love the artwork @ClandestineX -Connor didn't try to eat the paint?
I'd love to do something like this with Noah but I imagine him eating the paint and getting it everywhere.
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He actually "drew" his first picture the other day. I was using a marker and making a list. I let him play with the marker lidded and he kept it on the paper. So I took it off and he did the same thing! I was shocked. It looks like a weird bird. Lol I saved it. So I'm thinking about buying him some crayons for Christmas. I wonder if the markers that only work on the paper would be a better idea.
I have been doing a handprint tree for each season and now that the four are done I just need to paste them to some white board and frame it. It was a lot of hassle with him being so young but I'm really happy I did it. For winter he actually seemed more aware and like he wanted to play with it.
We did the handprint ornaments.
For father's day I'm thinking of doing the taping #1 Dad on paper and letting him go to town with paint on it and then you peel the tape off.
This poll makes me feel like a bad mom. I spend the majority of my day trying to keep him from doing dangerous things and getting messed with by his brother!