Now that R is in school, she comes home most days with various "artworks". She isn't old enough to make anything that looks good, or to even have a meaningful artistic sense. Her projects mostly involve things like scribbling randomly with paint (and then the teachers cut into some shape) or gluing stuff randomly (and the teachers try to guide her into gluing it in a more logical fashion). Art at this point is just about experimenting with materials, not creative self expression or making something beautiful.
"Drawing" made at home
That's great of course, and I'm really happy that she gets a chance to do that at school (I don't want to do art projects at home due to the mess/laziness factor: crayons are enough for me). But since her "art" is both pretty ugly and not a reflection of her thoughts, I don't like it.
Big shipment yesterday!
I admire it when she brings it home, and talk to her about it. We point out various interesting elements. Then we put it up on the refrigerator. Soon (often overnight) it disappears. Where? Into the trash. I haven't saved any of it.
Once she's big enough to make something more sophisticated, maybe I will save that. For now, I feel like it's just clutter.