N’s never really been that keen on art work or doing crafts. Over the last 6 to 9 months I’ve had more bits of paper brought home with drawings, paintings and scribbles on, but he’d still rather be playing outside.
But the last couple of weeks I’ve been surprised at how much N’s wanted to make something. That’s exactly what he calls it ‘Mummy, can I make something’. And off he goes to the utility room to steal craft supplies from my craft drawers. Or Doodle Drawers as he calls them, presumably from watching Mr Maker.
Last week, he wanted to do crafts 3 evenings on the trot. Usually he’ll sit snuggled with his dad if he’s in early from work. But no, crafts were the order of the day.
He made a family of single googly eyed eggs…the mummy, daddy, boy and baby. I’m hoping that doesn’t symbolise that he wants a baby sibling!
And has done a lot of sticking of stickers and (finger) stamping.
He’ll quite happily sit and craft for ages, even if I’m not there with him, so I’m pleased that he’s got enough focus on something. That should really help him prepare for school.
We’ve had the Hama beads out properly for the first time. Blimey it’s fiddly, but great for fine motor skills (mine and N’s!)
N has also discovered pipe cleaners make great hangers for pictures. He’s been drawing and doodling, then tying pipe cleaners through the holes in the paper so he can hang up his artwork.
The most recent creation was painting his own canvas bag. He’d been dragging the fabric paints out of the craft drawers, so I thought I may as well let him have a go. I don’t know what it is about cherry and apple trees, but that’s what he said he was painting. The same as when he decorated a t shirt a while back.
I never really think of him as being particularly into arts and crafts, but he’s definitely making the most of it now.
What sort of crafty activities do your children like? What’s the creation that you’ve loved the best?