A friend of mine recently had our sons (both three) sitting at her kitchen table ripping up tissue paper (like what you use in a gift bags) which she had them organize on lamination sheets, and then ran through the laminator. This made a sun-catcher like effect..or stained glass. It was very cool.
I keep foam shapes, glue, scissors, glitter, fabric scraps, markers, paints, that sort of stuff around. I remember my elementary school art class (way back when I was in kindergarden) that our art teacher used to save things like egg cartons, paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, cardboard boxes of various sizes, even the foam they put under meat you get from the grocery store (I would make sure to clean it well with soap and water before storing) and we made everything from masks to sculptures using these, glue, and paper mache. Lots of fun.
at 8:00 AM on Mar. 30, 2011