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He was looking for some duct tape with which to create a basketball key on the carpet of his bedroom. The house cleaners (with possibly a wee bit of help from me), removed the computer paper one he had made last week. It was all ripped up, so you'd have taken it down to.
I have been traveling more than normal and was feeling like I hadn't really provided enough creative experiences for my dudes lately. They are getting older and its gotten harder to get them away from their devices and back to basics. Gone are the days of slapping down 5 cans of Playdoh, some spiffy tools, and calling it a day.
As I passed by the tape and scissors and other random drugstore fair, I noticed these brightly colored yard sale pricing stickers. And I just thought they looked cool and needed to be used for something more fun than letting people know how much old muffin tins and outgrown baby clothes are.
So I came home, found some plain white paper, and laid them out all over the kitchen island.
We were also in the midst of making these AWESOME haystack cookies for their Uncle D,'s visit. (He's our kid sitter for the next four days)
If you don't know how to make these cookies, LMK and I'll share and you and your backside will never be the same.
And I sat down and began to create a dash and dot piece of art. And as usual, when my kids see me doing (or eating), something cool, they want to try it too.
What I love about this simple and random project is that the supplies cost under 5 bucks total and it was just odd enough that a 10 and 14 year old boy had no trouble jumping in.
Here's the one Tru and I created together.
And here is the one Max started.
For the rest of the summer, I'm planning to pull out odds and ends from the ol' neglected arts and craft box and see if we can all reignite our artful selves. It came so easily when my boys were 2 and 6. No coaxing required. I think it's just a matter of building it and seeing if they will come. Here's to trying.