Thursday, February 27, 2014

Busy Little Hands




On Tuesday morning Reece and I sat on the couch with some sticks and yarn. Curiosity got the best of him, and he was just a tad bit excited about what we were going to do with sticks and yarn...according to him the two together was just "weird". I set up the first God's Eye, showed him what to do and off he went. Never has he taken to a craft the way he took to this one. He absolutely loved it. He was singing away as he wrapped the yarn, and then he started listing off the people he wanted to make one for. I just sat there, smiling at the great pleasure he was receiving from this simple craft.

He has quite the collection now, adding a few more yesterday. Some of them have been set aside for gift giving and others have been placed around our home. Last night he asked to have a stash of sticks and yarn in the car for our drive south in the next few weeks....can I say how happy I will be to have this lovely activity keeping him busy as I drive.

The simplicity of this craft, the pure joy he received from creating, and the time we got to spend side by side making them filled me with such warmth and made me so very happy.

22 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! I have to agree, when we made some God's Eye in October the boys really took to it, easier and with more enthusiasm than some of our other crafts. I love the yarn you used and the sticks! We used embroidery thread and popsicle sticks but I think we may need to do them again your way. ;) We decided to use them as dream catchers to protect against the bad dreams - the boys really liked that!

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    1. Thank you, and what a great idea with the dream catcher. Reece has now put all of his in a basket, not sure what his plans with them are now :)

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  2. I love how tidy his wrapping is, I believe you house will be brightly decorated now :)

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    1. Thanks Karen, I was actually quite surprised at how tight he was able to get it. He did a few more today :)

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  3. Oh how I LOVED yarn kites when I was a kid! I wonder if y daughter would have the coordination??? I might have to try that this week-end. Who knows!

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  4. kim! i LOVE this! it gives me a lump in my throat thinking about your little one sitting so concentratedly, and creating! how sweet this is. please tell him what a beautiful job he is doing. now i wish i had some to decorate with too!

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    1. Awe, thanks so much Lori. I just told him and he smiled. He also said he would make you a beautiful one to decorate with :)

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  5. They are so pretty Kim and Reece. I think I need to collect a few stick so I can make a few for my home. Thanks for reminding me of a long forgotten craft.

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  6. Well done Reece and Kim. These are gorgeous! It makes me happy thinking of Reece enjoying making these and then working out who he is going to give them to. And he wants to make some more on a car trip.....what a great idea. Enjoy! xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie. He has been having so much fun with them. I am just so happy to have this for the car trip :)

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  7. Beautiful work and beautiful time for your little man!
    I rarely see this kind of concentration with the kids in my kindergarden, many of them are unfortunately overactivated by too many activities and do not know what to do without somebody animating them!

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    1. Thank you my friend. It is the one thing we have committed not to do...schedule him too much. We love the freedom of this life we are leading and it is obvious with things like this just how much it benefits our little man.

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  8. I loved making those as a kid. I've considered it with S but she has trouble with making mistakes. Now that we are working on that maybe an activity like this would help her!

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  9. These are awesome Kim!! I have never made these nor my kids, but you have my wheels spinning now.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo

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  10. I remember making those as a kid, probably about Reece's age. Maybe that is a good project for me to try with Finn soon.....

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  11. This is such a great and pretty craft- might do this with foghorn. I remember doing these as a kid too.

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