Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spoon People

Lydia went through some of my craft books for kids. A couple are for 2 - 6 year olds but Lydia who is 8 still loves most of the craft projects in them. The books include The Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book: Creative Fun for 2 to 6 Year Olds and The Little Hands Art Book: Exploring Arts & Crafts with 2 to 6 Year Olds by Judy Press and Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children by MaryAnn F. Kohl. I let her pick out some projects for us to do and the first one she wanted to do was to make these spoon people.

Lydia loves to create "doll houses" out of cardboard boxes so we made one of those as well. She decided it would be a school. She has an expensive Barbie house in her play room that we could have used but she prefers to use houses she makes out of cardboard boxes. Creating the house itself and the furniture and curtains and such for it is most of the fun for her. Sometimes her dad gets a little frustrated with her because she never throws anything away. She sees things she can create out of almost anything! I love that she loves to create like this and so I am a little more patient with all of the "junk" she collects for her arts and crafts. Her whole face brightens up when she shows me something she has made from these things.

I think we will pick out another project to do now. We are on vacation until the 4th of January so we can do that!

1 comment:

  1. I was so happy to read your blog and especially to read about your creative daughter. You may know that I write books about creative art for kids (you honored me by mentioning "Scribble Art", which I wrote!!), so there is no one in the whole wide world you could make happier than me with such articles. When you said, "...her whole face brightens up when she shows me something she has made...", I knew you and I were born under the same artsy star. :o)

    Love your blog!

    MaryAnn F. Kohl
    art author

    PS LOTS of free art ideas at my website from all of my books.