About a week ago, my almost three year old daughter asked to do watercolors. I let her loose, and she produced a decent stack of modern art.
I hate dumping my children’s work, but I also don’t want to keep every single piece of art they make. To me, children’s art needs to be about the process rather than the productive. I want them to play with the materials and produce copious amounts of work. It’s up to me to give their artwork a life beyond the process.
I decided to make a tree garland with the current stack of watercolor paper. I had planned on making one anyway, with green paper, but I’m out of green. At first, I drew simple shapes for my six year old to cut out, but the folded paper was a bit too thick for him to cut. I ended up doing the cutting and my six year old taped the garland together. Working together, we hung our two garlands across one set of shelves in the living room. I have another set of two shelves on the same wall to tackle next.