I've been working on little projects with my girl for years. When she was 18 months I collected all sorts of little bits of this and that, strings, rickrack, paper scraps and had her arrange them on a piece of contact paper. I framed this and violia ... Art! Beautiful, handmade art. It still graces our home and is a sweet reminder of times past.
Over the years I've watched her confidence grow in her willingness to try things. She enjoys mixing paints and discovering new colors, searches the house for little blocks and tape to add to her projects. She understands that there isn't "perfect" art. She understands that art is about the process.
So how about crafting with your child today. If you need some project ideas, check out craftyfunmom.com. Our craft boxes include all the materials you'll need to craft with your child all month. We plan, shop, and send you a daily email outlining the daily craft.