Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Encouraging craftiness

A friend asked me the other day why I think my kids are so creative. First, because they are awesome. I mean, really. Yours are too. Ever sit and just watch kids play? They create worlds from nothing and dialogue from thin air. I've never met a kid that isn't wildly creative. She said yeah, yeah, yeah. She knows all little kids are creative but how do I think my teenagers got to be so creative? My best answer is probably because I keep lots of supplies readily available. And I do my best to remember remember that a mess can always be cleaned up. And I try to say yes. (My brain immediately remembers the time Licious wanted to fly.)

I like being a creative enabler.



dolores said...

I'm with you there!:) We always had a huge craft was the size of a hope chest full of stuff....when it wasn't all spilled out on the table!:)

Paige said...

Yes, and this is why I work at an arts-integrated school, too!

maggiegracecreates said...

my house was always "project central" not just for my kids - but for the entire crew of their friends too. because i was the parent who took the aluminum foil out of the container to use in the making of the 3d bottom of the ocean project.