Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Glue, baby, glue

Boo has fallen in love with crafts. With gluing, really. Fortunately for me, she is meticulous about her gluing. I told her the first few times about just using a "tiny bit" of glue, and now as she is about to glue something she looks up at me, holds up one finger and says emphatically "tiny bit, tiny bit". You'd think I'd beaten it into her. I am glad that she picks up some things faster than others (does anyone else get tired of saying "wipe your bum"?).
At preschool a couple of weeks ago, she came home with a piece of green construction paper with a Christmas tree drawn on it and buttons (in different shapes) glued on. By the time we got home she had picked all the buttons of and was begging to glue them on again. So this is our cycle. We glue on the buttons, wait for it to dry, pick them off, then glue them on again.
I feel okay about this though. It's a great fine motor activity, we talk about the shapes and colors of buttons, and I don't have to come up with a new craft activity every day.
And really, could I come up with one as exciting as this anyway?

1 comment:

  1. It's not the "wipe your bum" issue at our house, it's the "Flush & wash" that I say all day long.