Of course, there are times when they get a little TOO crafty with glitter glue and a couch or something equally messy. I take the blame for that one.
Recently, the girls have taken their drawing/coloring/creating energy and kicked it up a notch. They've started drawing less in the abstract (read: scribbles) and more pictures of things they see happening around the world. Here are just a few of the hundreds of examples.
1. Sam's "Elephant"
Medium: Construction paper, tape, and black pen.
Created entirely by Sam, with no help from parents or sister. She's quite gifted with the scissors I must say.
2. Sam's "Mommy and me at the park" drawing
Medium: iPad meets finger
Sam is still in the drawing phase where people have arms and legs, but both sets come straight out of the head. Noses (and clothes) are optional.
3. Addi's "Crying Mouse"
Medium: White board and marker
Addi's newest skill is the "thought bubble" over all heads. This mouse is saying "AAAAAAAaaa!" while tears pour out of one slightly enlarged eye. Her people (and mice) have progressed to wearing clothes and having noses most of the time.
Last night Sam gave me a new drawing to take to work. First glance it appears to maybe be a shout out to those in NYC who've lost their homes, a la the Statue of Liberty? Perhaps a nod to the Incredible Hulk?