My boys love to create. I swear, I go through more construction paper, glue, tape, pipe cleaners, foam stickers, and crayons than a first grade teacher, I think. While I love watching them use their creativity, it is definitely an exercise in patience and charity for me when they decide to make a new creation. You see, I'm not a big fan of messes. I'm also not a big fan of things taking a long time. God definitely gave me three little artistic boys for a reason - I'm pretty sure they were sent my way purely to help me grow in virtue. ;-)
Today was no exception - they decided they wanted to have some craft time. I didn't have anything planned, so I pulled out a box of random supplies and let them at it. The results were awfully cute!!
I do love watching them work together on something. That is definitely a plus of their creative streak.
He was creating a wreath out of pipe cleaners, with no instruction from me.
I was very impressed with how it turned out!!
In my defense, I do also like to make things. I enjoy many different kinds of crafts - I'm guessing that's where they got it from. The other day, I cut out felt pieces for our classroom Advent wreath. Baby #1 spent about an hour arranging it perfectly on our felt board. I'm using it to teach them about Advent and what the wreath means (but I did "light" all of the candles just for this picture....)
Have a great day, everyone!