Today we experimented teaching a six year old about digital art. From scribbles to coloring on screen to learning the importance of communicating through art, a child's (and adult's) ability to create is only bounded by tools and the know-hows. So keep learning and keep imagining!
It's been a bit crazy around the house with kids home during the summer. I'm finally getting around to share the remaining projects from the challenge.
Following the town project, kiddo decided to create our family in paper dolls. If you look a little closer, each doll is dressed up with different accessories and outfits.
On day 4 of the project, kiddo created two paper masks, one for herself and one for her sister.
Tired of blue and white, my daughter asked if she can add more color to the project. For this last challenge, she created a card for me and the neat thing about this one is the interchangeable hair accessory that she created for the doll.
As you can see, with a 6 year old, the creativity is in the details and functions of the design and I hope this project inspired more parents to get the kiddos making and let their imagination run!
Day 2 of the Tape. Paper. Scissor. challenge was a step up on scale! The focus today was helping her see how she can utilize her tools to do more. For example, the blue washi tape is not just a tape to hold pieces together, it can have other uses.
The project started with her desire to build a two story paper house and things just kept growing from there. The end result? A paper city with population of two: Paper Doll and pet Paper Elephant!
This project has really taken things to a whole new level and in the process, I've come to learn that my role as a parent is to focus on harnessing the creativity and imagination while developing skills needed to bring creativity to life. It's a wonderful learning process and I can't wait to keep exploring with her!
With school being out and no camps planned, my girls are home tearing down the house. The only quiet time around here is when they're engaged in building things.
Out of boredom, my six year old created a matching purse for herself and her sister using white printer paper. It was 45 minutes of quietness and gave me the idea of kicking off a five-day challenge of paper crafting using just washi tape, paper and scissor. I'll be challenging the kids to create something out of the materials provided everyday for the next five days. If they're stuck, I'll provide a theme topic but the goal is to have them come up with the idea and flex their creativity under limited resources.
If you're looking to keep the kiddos busy, you might want to try this at home. Highly recommended!
I'll be blogging about how the projects progress and please feel free to share your project pictures as well. Happy Making~
See how ideas grew in Day 2!
A life observer and maker passionate about inspiring you to live out your creative self.