Beautiful Oops, by Barney Saltzberg, is a sweet book that shows how we can make masterpieces from our mistakes. A torn piece of paper turns into a green alligator, a coffee stain into a frog, and a spill into endless possibilities. The beautiful thing about art, is that there are no mistakes. Just problem solving!
Here is a YouTube video of the whole book:
The other day, I gave Vivienne a coloring sheet with a heart on it. She didn't want to color it in. Instead, she wanted to paint over it. I let her explore her materials and paint colors. The result was magnificent.