“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
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Sometimes childhood art isn’t about being clever or talented or crafty. Sometimes it’s just about inspiring imagination.
It can be as simple as pointing out a paper snowflake pattern and saying, “That one!” Followed by, “String it over there!”
Our family tradition of hanging paper snowflakes actually started as a cleverly disguised physical therapy opportunity. Back when my now 8-year-old was a baby with severe torticollis caused by a lymphatic malformation.
The twirling snowflakes that I strung around her nursery encouraged her to turn her head to watch them, helping to stretch and re-train muscles.
The physical therapy is over, but her love of paper snowflakes at Christmas time remains.
So tell me, what has caught your child’s imagination this week?
What has your little artist been up to? Link up and share!
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