When my son was looking for string and scissors yesterday, I assumed he was going to do some finger knitting, or cats in the cradle. So not long after, when he was walking around the house sporting his new MP4 (actually MP5, he informed me) player made from yarn and paper, we all just had to laugh! Especially love those ear phones. And as you can well imagine I was thrilled with this independant act of creativity.
Now the question is, how can I encourage him to do things like this more often? I think the key is to first of all have a running dialogue with your kids about all the creative possibilities out there, to collect recycled materials for crafting, and of course if possible to sit down with them, even once a week, and spend some time creating. Any wisdom you'd like to share?