I’ve mentioned the The Flower’s knack for putting things together and got some great suggestions on how to encourage that. What’s kind of cool is that it seems pretty apparent that I don’t need to encourage it; it will emerge whenever and however it can. (And I have a post percolating on her current basketball season, too, so if you hate parents bragging about their kids, you might want to skip the blog for a while.)
Anyway, submitted for your approval: Projects the Flower has spontaneously put together.
A few months ago, she cut up some boxes, got some duct tape and made an A-frame:
The door works, as does the shutter. The duct tape is both ornamental and functional. I think that’s transparent tape as the doorknob.
Then for my birthday, she employed Popsicle sticks and glue to make a box.
I’m sure this was a birthday present, so I’m not sure why her jewelry is in there. I haven’t tried it, but I’d bet money this would float.
But I’m most impressed by her latest creations. She started making duct tape wallets–The Boy even requested one!–and then decided to get more ambitious. That’s a purse made out of gorilla tape. It has a sleeve for a wallet, and another for a cell phone, and she’s planning to dress up the handle with some duct tape.
Again, I think this is so cool because she just gets it in her head to do things and then does them.
I got a good feeling about this kid.