Recipe For Creative Children

Take:

  • One pair of Shrinky Dink twin tip skis
  • One enthusiastically supportive uncle
  • One girl’s unstoppable imagination
  • Two peanuts, still in their shell
  • Fuzzy yarn, aluminum foil, a Sharpie, cocktail toothpicks in fun colors, and a hot glue gun
  • One mom who has the good sense to stay out of the way.

 

Mix together without criticism, judgment, hovering or micro-managing on the part of adults.

Judiciously add laughter, warm-hearted teasing, big smiles and ice cubes for fingers that get in a tangle with the glue gun.

Include dollops of encouragement and one chunk of unscheduled time.

 

Result:  A kid who finds positive energy and self-confidence when expressing herself through her own creativity.  (She’ll make happy memories with her uncle, too.)

 

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5 comments

  1. Love it … love it … love it!!

  2. Pat,

    It’s nice to see you here. ;)

  3. I love how detail oriented she is! And that she put a big smile on my face. Thanks, Jenny! xx

  4. Another fricken adorable Jenny creation! LOVE IT!

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