This is something that Princess R and I did together.
Princess R loves painting and crafts, but generally likes to follow directions and gets easily frustated if she does not know what to make. Or if she does not have a project in mind, she is shy to even start and explore. I try to nudge her imagination from time to time.
For this particular piece,
I started by making a flower with finger prints and then asked her to make some. That was fun for her.
I then drew some lines out and asked her to make green leaf prints. That was fun too.
Then I showed her how we can make buds using a Thumb print and since her thumb is tiny, I made some buds.
Then SHE came up with the idea of making bumble bees (see, the imagination starts now). I told her we can make the bees with prints too... Each bee is a big thumbprint and some lines using a sharpie.
On a side note, my 2 year old Ninja R got really excited watching us and so we gave him a paper with finger paints and he went wild with imagination. He kept drawing random squiggles and telling me "Mamma!, Look me. I made tree. I made cat. I made... "
Like Barney says, "Anything can happen when we use our IMAGINATION"!