Valentine’s Day Crafts with a Two-Year-Old
Talitha and I have taken up a fun Bostik challenge to make something with products they send us each month. In this case, it turned into a few things!
In this lot we were sent Bostik Glu & Fix all purpose clear glue and Blu Tack foam pads.
Talitha is a bit obsessed with cutting at the moment and has become wildly independent about what she wants to add to things.
For me, it isn’t easy to let go of how I think she should do something or how I think something should look.
I’m trying my best to let go of my silly rules and keep my mouth shut, though, because I remember falling out of love with art as a child because nothing turned out the way I wanted it to. I really don’t want this to happen to her.
At any rate, her ideas are often more creative than mine! I drew some bits for her to trace on one of the cards. She sensibly ignored them and drew Peppa Pig’s family instead.
So a lot of what we did here was being led by what she wanted to do in a kind of a collaborative way. I suggested some things, she considered them and then decided what to do.
She also, naturally, did all the cutting and sticking herself. I just helped with applying the all purpose glue because it’s potentially messy stuff and the sticky pads because they’re a bit fiddly.
I may have had a hand in the pom pom making. She enjoys it for a bit then gets bored.
Doesn’t she look bored?
It was a real lesson to me in choosing process over product, though I think the end result is pretty cool too!