We began to look for a quicker way for Emily to make her drawings. We decided that instead of drawing shapes with lines, we would cut them out of construction paper instead. Start with shapes! Emily is brilliant.
This was lots of fun, and Emily liked being able to try out different ideas before gluing them all down.
Instead of using names like circle, square, and triangle, Emily made shapes of things she knows like hearts, worms, and mushrooms.
Emily wants to share what she calls her “art recipes” for some seaweed and a crab with you. She calls them “recipes” because they sort of work like a recipe for something in the kitchen. She allowed me to add a few words to help you.
Emily can not read, but she can read shapes. (Maybe you know someone like that too?)
Emily she can only count to six because that is all of the toes she can see, but she can make as many as she can find in the center of her recipe picture. (Maybe you know someone like that too?)