I live in a house full of artist. It is a dream come true that my children love to create as much, if not more, than I do. My eldest son asked me if he would be as good an artist as I am when he is my age. How sweet! I had to tell him that he already blows me out of the water.
This next one is by my second son, who could walk/run at 8 months, but whose fine motor skills took their time in developing. I think they've more than caught up.
A few weeks ago, I thought I'd try out an idea I saw in The Creative Family by SouleMama Amanda Blake Soule. She transfers her children's drawings onto fabric and has the child embroider on the lines. She then makes a pillow out of it. Like so...
Such a fun and successful project! Not to mention providing hours of work for busy little hands. These pictures are very simple. Now that we know what we are doing, I think we will try slightly more complicated pictures the next time. I really love these pillows and am pretty sure they are going on our "Christmas gifts for others" list. Which btw, is around the corner! This handmade pledge is adding a new dimension of stress to the holidays. But I am excited and up for the challenge. At least today.