The closer to Christmas the more fabulous activities are happening around the house to get excited, curious, overwhelmed with more than a tiny bit. Not much cooking is going on these days but we do craft like crazy and the big family table gets used properly every time creative thought strikes up. This time we came up with the idea of making our own Christmas cards and stationery of all sorts to the bundles of our joy's delight. Nadia and her two cousins didn't quite know what to start with having all the products they could mess up with at their reach. Immediately their senses activated stimulating creative juices. Everything appealed to busy hands, everything got glued to them and other surfaces accordingly. Not every project was finished off, quite a few could read 'task in progress' or 'will come back to it... one day' because there were some neglected toys awaiting so we called it a day as anything like that could take forever to get produced. But we liked it that way, it's their vision after all.
As for the supplies - let the kids choose what to incorporate in their designs from the whole household. We no longer have straws available and printing paper gets missing in record speed but that's just fine with us. Those things not only expand horizons but magically teach us how to substitute them around house with less used items (and believe me until this day I can't figure out how we let her play with the eggcups, they're foreign to our kitchen now). The best part of time spent on more than just drawing is that Nadia learns colours in English. These days it's all about emphasizing efforts in her second language so she can juggle between shades without blink of an eye. I don't sense a change to this trend anytime soon so prepare yourselves for a rainbow adventure. And we couldn't be more thrilled about that! x