This week, I decided to try out the Art Box with Crumpet. I was really excited about it and couldn't wait to see what he did with all the stuff I put in his bucket. I gave him:
markers, pom poms, cotton balls, ribbon, paper, paint, googly eyes, a glue stick and glue, party toothpicks, foam beads and paper shreds.
Maybe I gave him too many things? Maybe it's just Crumpet? He is in this crazy gathering phase: every itty bitty toy or piece of junk he can find goes into secret boxes and tubs that I find all over the house. They are "treasure", "trash" for his garbage truck, or today, "Christmas stuff". He took everything small and put it in a box. He did mention making a snowman out of the cotton balls, but thought better of it. Eventually he got around to making a map:
The white spots on the bottom left are animal tracks. I'm not sure about the rest of it!
Then he used the marker caps as rockets for a while and disappeared from the kitchen... Maybe I'll give him less stuff next week. Certainly nothing that could be misconstrued as "treasure"!