I would sit with the girls and ask them what color they would like to use, or direct them to put a sticker in a particular part of their paper.
Over the past few days I decided to try to introduce a little more structure into some of their "art" time.
I knew the girls enjoyed seeing me draw...seemingly in awe of my uncanny ability to draw a house (if only it would always be so easy to amaze them with my talents...hahaha!!!).
I stood over each of them and divided their paper into four quadrants. In each a drew a simple shape (circle, square, triangle, heart); and another day, some simple figures.
They squealed as they saw the kitty appear before their eyes. :)
Then I handed them each an orange crayon and asked them to color their sunshine orange. Baby A did great with the first three pictures, scribbling in the right place, but she seemed to lose interest before she got her house colored red.
Baby B was a little more "free form"...I think she enjoyed having the pictures on her paper, but she wanted to exercise her right to "color outside the lines". :)
After we finished our colors, I gave the girls one sticker at a time, and asked them to put it on a specific picture. By the fourth picture, I asked them to put a sticker on the roof of their house. Baby A particularly enjoyed this exercise.
And a little added bonus was that, by using a black marker on white paper, the girls discovered their could turn their paper over and play some more.
We'll still have lots of scribble time, I'm sure, but I'm so excited to see the girls willing to follow directions in a little more structured fashion.