I have a little girl who is swiftly turning into a little lady. She started second grade this week, but before she started we had to do one last craft together. I haven't done a wreath since this spring, and I don't know about you, but I'm itching to do some fall projects...so it was perfect for Lil Bit and me to work on a fall wreath together. Just a week or so ago, the afterschool teacher asked me if I knew how creative Lil Bit was. It made my heart happy and sad at the same time. Do we squelch little kids' creativity so early that Lil Bit is outstanding because she loves to make at 7 years old? I'm a firm believer that we are all creative. As Picasso once said, " All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." So just inviting my girl along with me as we create, and valuing her ideas and opinions during the process, is important to me as a parent as a creative person.
This is how we made the wreath: