This is what happens when your child stops napping in the afternoons and insists on going up to your craft room to “do mommy’s art journal”. So I let my eldest son (he’s currently 4.5 years old) have a page. I did the background for him, while he stood nearby, watching in fascination. And then I let him dictate how he wanted to do the rest of the page.
He’s a tenacious little guy, and I thought this photo of him working on the page showed a little bit of that (him gripping the pen tightly).
And here’s the final page layout:
What cracks me up is that every time I tell him to write his name and the date on something, he has to write it like he’s doing a worksheet. Kind of like the card he drew for my husband last year for Father’s Day. He was 3 at the time.
There are so many things in this family portrait that crack me up (like the fact that he insisted that he was the only one with clothes). But I digress.
Here’s the video of us putting the art journal page together. He wanted to watch the video a dozen times because he was enamored with seeing his head and his arms on the computer screen.