I got the idea from the various salt trays that preschool teachers were posting about last school year as a way to help students practice forming letters. I poured a little flour into a baking pan, took Baby Bear outside, and showed him how he could drag his finger through the flour and "draw" a picture. He drew face after face after face in the flour (his current favorite thing to draw), naming the parts as he drew: "Eyes. Nose. Mouse [mouth]. Mush [mustache... I can thank Mr. Potato Head for that one]. Hat." Eventually, he chose to pour the whole tray out, which I figured he would, but I was surprised that he chose to draw for as long as he did before this happened. He sure loves exploring new art mediums!
|Yes! Finally! Flour, flour, flour!|
|Ohhh, so that's what happens when you blow on flour.|
|I think I'll stick to drawing!|