One of the books Caleb picked out at the library this week was Perfect Square by Michael Hall. Turns out it's a really cool book, and a great jumping-off point for some art projects. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, a hole punch, and a glue stick!
In the book, a square is cut, ripped, wrinkled, etc. in order to make other things. We used the pictures in the book as a guide, but I reminded Caleb that his didn't have to look exactly like what we saw in the book.
|See his dinosaur supervising?|
Next came a garden (this one was fun...all Caleb had to do was rip the square up into little pieces!).
Then a park (by ripping the square into strips)...he ended up doing this one by himself since his little brother needed a diaper change right then!
Then a bridge (the square was "shattered" in this case). We were the most creative with this one since the bridge in the book was kind of intricate!
Then a river (Mommy got her pinking shears for this one!).
And finally, a mountain (lots of fun since we got to crumble up the square!).
Caleb had a lot of fun with this book. It's just cool that a random choice he made at the library led to a good hour of creative fun (as well as an opportunity to work on his cutting and gluing skills!).