(Goblin is 26 months)This evening Goblin decided to do some art. It started with his usual demand that one of us draw him a vehicle - this week he's asking for garbage trucks. He has been watching them on Youtube as well.
Goblin really liked the glue stick and kept asking for more things to glue. The Economist magazine was lying nearby so Hublet and I cut it up to make a road, a bin and Kim Jong-un to drive the truck. I gave Goblin some sequins to use as 'rubbish'. As you can see from the picture this garbage truck isn't very good at containing the rubbish.
Having finished gluing Goblin decided he wanted to paint. And this is where his exhibition of independence started. First he fetched the painting mat. He started to put it on the floor and when he got stuck he turned to me and said "help please" (Goblin's a relatively late talker and that's quite a long sentence for him so you can understand why I'm thinking this is quite impressive).
Then he chose the paint he wanted from the box and he chose a sponge as his painting equipment. Unprompted by me he then sat and painted. I just sat back and watched - and took photos.
He dripped the paint from the paint squeezy bottles, and used the sponge to dab it around.
It started to look really lovely. Then Goblin decided to add more colours. He had a plastic zip lock bag containing some finger paint and three squeezy paint bottles, so he helped himself.
This was a print I took from his sponge. I think its quite pretty.
I gave Goblin the scissors. Hublet was looking on line for some pinking shears for me for Christmas. He discovered that if you search under the words 'pinking shears' they cost a fortune but if you put in 'craft scissors' you get very cheap ones. So he bought me (and Goblin) a set of 8 craft scissors with different wiggley edges.
The Mary Whitehouse Experience" fans out there that sentence should be read with a Scottish accent).
Goblin glued his truck onto his paint using his new found gluing skills. And he added some extra paint for good measure. And here is his mini masterpiece.
And just to top it off, when he'd decided he'd finished he asked for a wipe and cleaned himself up.
Proud mummy alert!
I will be linking his painting at the beginning of January to Artful Adventure's monthly art link up
I'm also linking this to