Today my new practicum student, Grace, reminded
me of something important. Don't underestimate a
Grace planned a Paper Sculpture art activity yesterday.
To myself I thought it may be a bit too challenging.
The range of children that attend our program is newborn
to 5 years and the average age, on most days, is about 3.
I’ve seen paper sculpture on other blogs but thought
that it may be too difficult for the average aged child
that attends the program.
But after watching the children create and looking at the photos
that Grace took I realized that I underestimated the children’s
As they figured out how to fold and glue the paper to the board
I listened to them create stories to go with their sculptures.
When I asked this child to tell me about his sculpture he
said, “It’s a jumper. You just press it down, let it go and
then you go pssssh!” Mom, beside him, was drawing tires
on his styrofoam peanut car.
Others created loop-de-loops, butterflies and
3D pieces to hang on the wall.