We’re having fun! – Miss J, 2
I adore Pinterest – it’s my favourite place to scour for inspiration. It’s great for random surfing and it’s great for pulling together mood boards or researching an idea. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
BUT it can rather leave you feeling inadequate, can’t it? You probably wouldn’t see a pic like the wonderfully wild one by Miss J above being re-pinned as a must try!
Or this crazy wand by JD…
Or this awesome dinosaur in a tree, also by JD…
Or even this simple little folded wand (by me, actually)…
Thing is, I realised after reading this post about screen-free time and creativity that lately we were tending to get the craft materials out with too much of an end goal in mind eg “Let’s try to make a ….”
Prompts are great, but too much can be stifling. That changed today.
Today, we got out the craft box and freestyled for two hours. I gave no instructions except, “have fun!” We went back to the good old days where we weren’t trying to achieve anything, just enjoying the doing.
They made wands, they made dinosaur collages, they made random sticky, gluey, sparkly posters, and they loved it. Lesson learned.
How do you craft?