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1. Paper Marbling {Children’s Artwork}

February 27, 2014

I can remember back when Roo was in pre-school and she would bring back all manner of arts and crafts. Often when the children were given free time to chose what they wanted to do she would go off and create some new masterpiece to bring home.

One of my parenting regrets is that I never really captured those masterpieces. I never captured how she transformed from sticking tape on a piece of paper (what is it with children and sticky tape?) to the wonderful drawings that she creates now. With Tigger having just started a pre-school I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to start a set of Children’s Artwork capture posts. Showcasing the good, the bad and the ‘ooh that’s erm lovely darling‘ masterpieces that are brought home from pre-school, school, crafts that we have completed at home or when out and about on our travels.

So here we are post number one…

Paper marbling

Tigger's Paper Marbling {Children's Artwork}

Tigger brought this little masterpiece home on Monday and I have to say, I was really quite impressed. Tigger generally is not a creative child, preferring to play with his cars and trains over drawing and colouring so it is really nice to see that the pre-school are getting him to try out new activities.

Do you record your little ones artwork?

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  • Kirsty February 27, 2014 at 8:28 am

    That is so beautiful! I recently bought a load of cheap frames in the sales and when a really lovely piece of art comes home I date it and pop it in a frame and it goes on the wall. The display really makes me smile.

    • Boo February 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

      What a wonderful idea, their very own art gallery

  • Mummy Barrow February 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

    that is so pretty!!! I remember doing this when I was young! So simple yet the results are amazing.

  • Liz Burton February 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Wow that marbling is beautiful.

    I’ve always fancied a go at that.

    I really need to organise my daughter’s artwork, it’s taking over our home!

  • Mum of One February 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    What a lovely idea. I literally have NO CLUE what to do with all the stuff the boy brings back from nursery, and that we make together, but can’t bear to throw it out. Blogging some of it is a great idea. You should start a link! *Hopeful face*

  • maggy, red ted art February 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    That turned out so gorgeous! Love it! Yay to more arty stuff!

  • Alice Hassall February 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Ohhhhh what a great idea! I think I may try and record Kyd & Rocky’s masterpieces too. Kyd has even started putting arms AND legs on his drawings now…. even if they all come out of the head! Rocky is already drawing on stuff so I can imagine I’ll be getting LOADS more.

  • Jenny from Cheetahs In My Shoes February 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I have always meant to do marbling with my two – it brings back fond memories of doing it as a child. We’ve had a wall in our conservatory devoted to artwork but with school work becoming more and more word orientated not so much is coming home now. We’ll have to do some more at home.

  • Mary Keynko February 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I remember doing marling when i was at school and loved it! We have tried to keep bits and pieces of the childrens art work over the years and somewhere in the loft is a box with various scribbles in. I’ll have to hunt it out one day and see what there is!

  • Donna February 27, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Oh wow! I can remember doing that at school, so funny how the memories can just come flooding back x

  • Ruth February 28, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Ooh, that really is lovely. I need to get better both at letting T do crafty stuff at home, and at finding a way to record or display some of the stuff he brings home from kindy.

  • Nicola March 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

    A friend laminates her kids favourite pieces of artwork and uses them as placemats – genius idea!

    • Boo March 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

      What a wonderful idea *might need to borrow that one*

  • Aly March 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    My son did this at pre-school but the girls never did.We used to cover books with the marbling we did when I was a kid.

  • Pinkoddy March 2, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I have to be honest and say I’ve never heard of this before. We have artwork all over the kitchen.

  • Beth March 5, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I remember this from school – it’s definitely something I’ll try with my girls when they’re old enough to pay attention :).

  • Mummy of Two March 5, 2014 at 11:36 am

    That is a really lovely creation! It is a great idea documenting them like this – I have a page on my blog for all of their masterpieces as we just can’t keep everything!

  • Orli D March 5, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    That is really lovely. Both my boys are not really into arts and crafts, so to be honest I have saved very little. I did save some, so I could have things to embarrass them with when they grow up, but mostly I have a drawer and every few months when it gets filled, I just chuck the lot into the bin…
    Not mummy of the year, ha? 😉

  • Sara ( March 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Oh, I haven’t done paper marbling for years! I think it always looks so pretty. I have to admit that I have all the boys artwork from nursery in a couple of big boxes in our attic in Edinburgh…! I will have to go through it at some point (when we move back or decide to sell up!) and pick out the best stuff to keep 🙂

  • […] you to everyone who kindly commented on Tigger’s paper marbling masterpiece last week.  A few of you contacted me to see whether I would make this a linky, so every […]

  • Model Mummy March 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Lovely picture Tiger!
    I love doing art work with the toddler and you made a great point about keeping the early creations. I will keep them and watch the changes!

  • Emmys Mummy March 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

    That is lovely.
    We have loads of “that’s lovely” pictures which get filed in the bin. Bad Mummy here

  • Em March 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I used to love doing this as a kid, the results are always so great and no two are alike, love it 🙂

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