Since my oldest child started first grade, it seems that a lot of our at-home creating stopped. I felt guilty doing art projects while she was away and leaving her out of something she loves to do. When she would come home from school, there were so many things to get done that we didn't do many fun things then, either. I am getting over that feeling now, and we are starting to have MUCH more fun together at home. My two youngest girls are now learning and growing so much with the projects and fun play we are engaging in.
The other day my Maisy wanted to create her own rock pets, inspired from some rock bugs she created at a craft camp last summer. We have a ton of rocks in our backyard so we selected our favorites, washed them off and they painted them according to their own imaginations. Here's how they looked: