Lily has been talking about drawing still life images lately. I have no idea were she is coming up with this stuff. We do lots of art, but I don't every remember saying the words "still life" to her.
She decided to built a block tower and then draw it. She had her pillow/blanket and crayons all set up. She even made herself a little drawing table out of blocks to work on.
She asked me if I liked her "grand finale" on her tower.
Of course I did.
Here is her still life model.
And here is her finish product.
We cut off the top of it and pasted it to a piece of blue construction paper.
She drew the background trying to make it look like it was all outside.
I tried to teach her about perspective and I got this -
"I know what perspective is, Mom. To an ant I am giant. To a giant I am tiny. Or it can be how you feel about something. I learned that already."
(From who? She couldn't remember.)
So this isn't my craft or my idea. Lily gets 100% billing, but I think it has lots of applications to help kids learn about art.