They proved to be wonderful materials for the children to explore, discover and create open-ended art experiences.
First they were painted.
Once dry, we added some baskets of collage materials and glue for the children to discover.
An experience such as this one - with no end product in mind - might not look like much. It may not even look very pretty. It probably won't be used for anything. It definitely won't fit in lockers to take home.
But what it does do - with no adult samples to copy and only the imagination of the child and materials at hand - is to give the children opportunity to freely explore and discover on their own.
And that is what creativity in preschool is all about. Thinking, exploring, discovering and imagining.