In a totally random act of creativity Sprog suddenly came up with an ingenious piece of upcycling thus evening.
As we prepared dinner, Sprog was finishing up playing in the garden and had been using his chalks. We are those rubbish people who clear stuff out and don’t take it to the dump immediately so there’s an old piece of fabric wall art from our newly painted bedroom hanging out by the bins.
In a turn of utter brilliance, making me wish I’d thought of it first, Sprog turned on the purple fabric and started drawing on it with the chalks!
Initially he looked to me for approval but after I told him it was fine, he went for it.
I drew some shapes to get him going but here’s some examples of what he did.
You can see the bits I drew, but given freedom over the whole board, he then chose to fill in or copy some of the things I’d been doing. He loved hitting the fabric too so that he could watch the chalk jumping from the sheet.
Left to their own devices whilst I finished off dinner, this is what the boys produced! I’m biased…but I think it’s brilliant. In there are some real developments and changes for Sprog. He has started forming shapes rather than just lines. He drew something which vaguely resembled a circle and also accidentally a square. And… Daddy’s stick men were pretty good too!
It’s made me think about how we could create a better space in the garden or some personalised work for our new bedroom!
Have your small people ever utterly surprised you with their creativity?