Kids can be: Silly. Experimental. Persistent. Creative. Playful. And (add in a few bonus adjectives here). All in the space of a few minutes.
Or one art activity.
When we were making the quilt stained glass window for our front door recently (which we LOVE, by the way), we all started off on the same page…
The kids and I cut shapes from sheets of colored film and arranged them on the sticky contact paper.
But it wasn't long before Daphne and the two older girls noticed that the world looked different through the colored film.
And away they went in a whole new direction!
Maia and Stella started experimenting. They layered color films. They held the films close to their faces and then farther away.
And then they made glasses.
(We may or may not have been reading the first Harry Potter at this time…)
And cut them out of the colored film, adding pipecleaners for the side pieces.
(Yeah, I know the "side pieces" probably have an official name. I even wear glasses and I can't for the life of me think of what it might be. So "side pieces" it is for now. Please feel free to enlighten my in the comments…)
If Stella and Maia weren't acting silly before the Harry Potter glasses, the addition of self-made, image-changing accessories did the trick.
Meanwhile, Daphne and I plugged away on the quilt stained glass art project…
Question: What accessories have your kids had fun making? (They've made some, right? Surely, my daughter isn't the only one to very seriously plan out a pair of paper shoes…)