But he will condescend to glue together a “paper doll,” like these cute cut-and-paste printables I found on TeacherFileBox. He was very pleased with the three he made ALL BY HIMSELF: a robot, a fish, and a caterpillar.
Look at that intense concentration… he could have sat here cutting all morning. He cuts EVERYTHING on the page that he possibly can, especially the really super-tiny copyright and publisher information at the bottom of the page. You can see them here with the tips of the scissors for size comparison:
After a while, he did take a break for his OTHER favourite activity: Mr. Potato Head. Or, specifically, Mr. P-H’s spud buds Cornhead and Carrothead.
I hope he never becomes too self-conscious to play “out loud” this way… but I know that day is coming all too soon and his amazing stories of derring-do and silliness will have to go underground.
(Unless he takes after his Abba and becomes an artist!)