In an effort to help my control freak tendencies relax a little bit and let ER gain some independence, I decided to revisit the whole using the white glue bottle by herself. After our last incident back in the spring, when half the container ended up on the paper, I had switched to glue sticks. It was a lot less nerve racking for mommy.
Today I decided to be super clever and try a little fine motor activity the OT suggested eons ago for my kids who were still making huge glue gobs in kindergarten. Make little dots on the paper so you child has a guide for where to put the glue and about how much. The idea is to cover the dot and only the dot with glue.
It went okay, but that's to be expected. She is after all 3 not 5. I think she was just relieved to see the glue bottle again! Plus she really liked sticking down my paper scraps, pom poms, and foam shapes. We're going to take it to Great Grandma so she has a new masterpiece to hang in her room at the nursing home.
With Susana's encouragement in the comment section, I did add this to Teaching My Little Bookworm's Opened Ended Art post. Both ladies continually amaze and inspire me with the things they share on their blog and contribute regularly to ABC & 123.