“We all know that children prefer to be active, and Action Art incorporates the child’s natural need for activity with the always important need for creativity. The art experiences are based on the philosophy that children will learn from the process of creating, and that the finished product is the result of that process, not the goal.” -from Action Art
I love how the activities in the book are organized so well and separated into different categories and how there is a wide variety of projects ranging from easiest to challenging. There is something for every age group included in the book and that is wonderful to me since I have children that range from 4 to 10 years old. I am also amazed at the variety of fun materials used throughout the book like bicycle wheels, power drills, windup toys, car tires and so much more.
We have already bookmarked several different activities in the book that are on our to-do list this summer and the first activity we tried was the Lazy Susan Collage. I already had all the materials on hand at home so it made the project super simple.
LAZY SUSAN ACTION ART COLLAGE
I set this art process up for my 4 year old, and she enjoyed every aspect of it from beginning to end. I let her choose what collage materials she wanted to include in her art and she even portioned them into small bowls for the project herself. We taped our cardstock circle onto our Lazy Susan so it wouldn’t move while it spinned, and my daughter set off creating her work of art.