Happiness is: preschool art

10/26/2011 at 2:34 pm | Posted in just plain fun, Small Fry | 5 Comments
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Lily made this abacus. Isn’t it cool?

I love seeing what she carries home from school at the end of the day. She’s painted with her feet and elbows … and with her eyes closed. We have sculpture, musical instruments, a paperweight and a bird feeder that she’s created. My favorite is the “telescope” that she made out of an empty toilet paper roll.

Right now, everything is stacking up on the shelves in the playroom. And there’s a rotating gallery on the door in our kitchen. But I’m thinking about trying this idea from Pinterest. Or maybe this one.

What sorts of treasures do your kids bring home from school? How do you display them?


And speaking of art, our friend (and Love to Zaria sponsor) Laura Loving is just about to kick off a new campaign that makes me smile: it’s called Laura Loving Happy. I adore the bright, cheerful prints, clever greeting cards and that funky Buddha tote. They’re raising funds right now for the November launch. If you want in on the action, check out this site. And keep an eye out for my interview with Laura next month!



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  1. LOVE the art Laura brings home! For now, it’s mostly scribbles and hand-prints with a heavy dose of help from the teachers!

    • I’ve kept every single one … even the early stuff where Lily just “colored” a picture. I just can’t throw them away!

  2. Such good ideas on Pinterest! I love the idea of taking photos or scanning all the art that comes home and making an annual photo book on Shutterfly or Snapfish or one of those sites. #ideasforsomedaywhenihavekids

    • LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Daniel started preschool this y ear, and I love the art he brings home. His art is like what Mrs. MidAtlantic describes, but his spider made out handrprints is precious to me and his orange finger paint picture sort of reminds me of a Celtic knot. Right now we display it on the refrigerator, but we are in desperate need of a better system. We’re practically hoarders and save everything he does.

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