Have you ever seen those paper bag puppet projects that you cut out? Apparently, they like to do those in preschool, because several months ago, my daughter’s drawings started to look like this:
Yup, she would take an animal and break them up into pieces in her head, sometimes even drawing a little completed version (like in the little bear at the top right) as “instructions” for what it’s supposed to look like. I found them pretty fascinating, that she could break it down in her head piece by piece as a “project.”
And then she’d ask me to help cut them out. Have you ever tried cutting out stickman arms or a pair of dot eyeballs? Not an easy task. Thankfully, she was quite forgiving in that. Once I had the pieces cut out, she’d carefully piece them all back together and glue them down.
Sometimes in the gluing process, she’d realize she forgot an ear or something, gasp in horror, and QUICKLY rush back to her doodle pad to make one. Tedious work, but she enjoyed the process.
So I found it funny when, she decided to turn a sketchbook head I had drawn in one of our collaborations into a “project,” and I thought I’d share it. So here it is, for your own cutting and pasting pleasure. Try it for yourself with a pair of blunt-tipped scissors and washable glue, and be magically whisked away to the wonderful world of a preschooler!