My kids have finished for a longer than usual half-term because of the Queen’s Jubilee, so once more I am short of time as I devote myself to their needs. So, just a short post this week, to share some more of the latest creative projects produced in our home.
One of the things my 5 year old especially loves to do is make us all gifts. It was my birthday recently and he gave me this drawing of a dinosaur (I suspect it started off life as something else, but it turned into a dinosaur). I particularly liked the ‘Happy Birthday’ message he added to it – I only have his word for it that it actually says ‘Happy Birthday’, but it rather reminds me of the birthday message that Pooh Bear has Owl write on a present for Eeyore.
Another gift he has made recently is a decorative lunch box for his Daddy. He used an old ice-cream tub, and decorated the lid using a technique inspired by Mister Maker, using glue, tissue paper and paint. He proudly presented it to him last week, and was especially pleased to see it actually being used. However I think the lid will be wipe clean only!
His toys are not left out either. I was especially impressed yesterday when he turned a few of the wire ties that you find attaching new toys to their packaging, into a pair of spectacles for his teddy bear. I thought this was a brilliant idea, though he did need a little help to create the arms of the glasses.
I love to see my kids come up with and execute creative ideas independently – long may it continue!