My 7 year old is currently obsessed with the stapler. And, more specifically, obsessed with making books with the stapler. She simply cuts pictures from magazines & reassembles them on lined notebook paper in themes such as "Animals", "Wildlife", & "Dogs". She even has an alphabet book where she basically traced the shape of each of the 26 letters in staples.
It's my favorite.
Do I think she is using a lot of staples? Yes.
Did I offer her the use of my glue sticks? Yes.
Will I be the mom that tells her she is using a lot of staples? No.
Will I quickly hush her older sister when her older sister starts to yell, "Pazely! You're using too many staples!!!!" Yes.
I love hearing the crunch-crunch-crunching sound of the stapler coming from her bedroom as she sits on the floor & makes books. And when she hears me rustling about in the dining room, she brings out all her supplies & creates beside me.
I'm currently on a mad hunt for more magazines.
Oh yeah...& I need more staples.