Magic Marker Monday — Paper Snowflakes…

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It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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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?

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