So, did you “think outside the box this week?” We nearly did not due to misbehavior on the part of my two oldest “darlings.” However, they redeemed themselves at the last minute and were allowed to do the project.
We had a few boxes so I let them each choose one and got out paint, markers, crayons, and paper and told them to do something with it all. I gave no suggestions and let them simply have at it.
I gave the baby a jewelery box and some markers hoping she wouldn’t notice the paint, but of course once she saw that big brother and sister were painting, she had to also. I whisked her off to the bath afterwards (she even had green hair).
Here are the results:
Baby – 22 months
Isn’t that lovely?? I didn’t help at all! I guess it was worth the massive mess!
Son – 5 years – A ROCKET SHIP AND DOCK
This is the way I first photographed it:
But apparently that was all wrong. This is the way it is “supposed” to go:
Daughter – 7 years – A PETROGLYPH MUSEUM
Can you tell we live in the Southwestern US?
If you participated, thank you and I hope you had fun. Please leave your name in Mr. Linky so we can find each other.
I have had a lot of positive feedback on the “vague” ideas. Really that does make a project more adaptable for all ages from toddler through adult, so let’s try another very general idea for next Monday’s Unplugged Project:
“Thankful” (since it is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US on Thursday).
It can be related to something you are thankful for, or simply a more traditional Thanksgiving-type craft. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a messy art project if you are not in the mood. Photography, poetry, story, or anything else you or your kids can dream up is great. The point is to have fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!