Another favourite of hers is stickers, and not to forget painting - which she inherited from Mummy (Poor Daddy hasn't got an artistic bone in his body!)
|Caterpillars made out of egg cartons|
For as long as I can remember, I have loved art & craft. When I was young I would spend hours copying pictures out of my favourite fairytale books into my sketchbook, or creating something out of paddle pop sticks or be painting a masterpiece. Art was my favourite subject in high school and something I still love today. So I love that "Popette" has taken a shine to it.
Like "Popette", I used to love going to the shop and stocking up on art and craft supplies, then later going home and using them all up! I love seeing "Popette" use her imagination and create something out of paper or her pipe cleaners, and later tell me what she has made...especially when I can't tell what it is, but to her it is what it is.
|Girl made out of manilla folder, pipe cleaners, buttons and wool|
She loves to show her craft off to Daddy when he gets home from work, or sometimes takes it in to daycare for her 'news'.
There are days when I couldn't be bothered getting the paints or craft supplies out and setting it up for her, but its when I see her enjoyment that it doesn't bother me anymore and don't mind cleaning up the mess.
We love watching shows like "Mister Maker" and "Play School", which provides some fantastic craft ideas. Lately shops like Riot Art and Craft and Spotlight, have become "Popette's" favourite shops, and whenever we are in the main shopping centre, she'll gravitate towards the Riot Art store.
What I love most about our little crafting sessions is the special time I share with "Popette", and the joy that craft brings to my little girl. So this week I am grateful for craft.
I am joining Maxabella Loves over at Kidspot's Village Voices on "52 weeks of grateful".
What are you grateful for?