Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Scrappy Kid's Craft

Today was the kind of rainy day that demands an art project. I gave the children glue, some leftover pieces of card stock, and a basket of small fabric scraps I had been saving from the trash. Then I told them to make outfits.

I remember that as a child I loved picking out outfits for my dolls so I thought the kids might get into to the project. They did like the fabric, but I hadn't anticipated that the child scissors they can use aren't sharp enough to cut fabric. The adult staff members ended up cutting it into clothing shapes for the few girls that didn't turn to Legos in their frustration. Next time I plan to give small children fabric, I will cut it first.

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