Draw, cut, glue, color, write – this is what my kids like to do. They are creating all the time. Today started out with some Halloween-themed post-it notes turned into portraits.
Mr. and Mrs. Cat by Jane – I love the title and artist tag cut out of an index card.
Mr. Frankenstein by Kate – I think those are braces on his teeth.
Their friends, Bailey and Lilly, brought them each a blank notebook when they came over for a play date this afternoon. Everyone in this house loves a new notebook! They took their notebooks outside with a box of markers and a bag of crayons and intermittently drew and played for three hours.
Jane’s outdoor nature study – funny how many of these things are not natural at all…and that phonetic spelling always makes me smile.
Jane’s self-portrait – in reality, she only has about three freckles all on her nose.
Kate’s drawing – of what, I am not sure, but I love the color combination and she did tell me she was practicing some lower case letters. Not too shabby for a 4 1/2 year old.
When their friends left, they moved inside. I found this in Jane’s notebook.
And when they were finished, they left this behind:
I will admit that the mess drives me crazy. It is constant. I feel like once we get it cleaned up, it reappears almost instantly. However, I am so happy that they are creative and that they enjoy exploring different crafts that it really doesn’t matter. Not a bit. They have so much still to learn and so many different doors open to them. My wish is that they never lose this curiosity and creative spark. I hope that they always will want to explore new media and new subjects. That in some way, shape or form, they will always be artistic. I know it will serve them well because it has for me.