“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso (Spanish Artist and Painter: 1881-1973)
Here is one of the first Sunday Sense posts I’ve done in a while. I hope it inspires all you readers with children in your lives. I think we sometimes take for granted how imaginative, creative, and generally ingenious children, especially young children, can be.
The reason I picked this quote? I’m eating breakfast in front of “little kid art” and thus being inspired by it. On the refrigerator there are scribbly images held up by magnets. (Refrigerators are like the Louvre of little kid art, aren’t they?) In front of me sits this:
Yes, that is a sugar and candy version of Santa’s workshop that The Fiancée’s (and by extension my) two little nephews designed on one of the nights we babysat. (Don’t worry, the house is for show so they didn’t end up eating the whole thing. That sugar paste dries into the equivalent of sweet cement.)
Another project, we worked on was this house made of rice crispy treats and candy. This one, they were able to eat, albeit, not all at once like they wanted to.
As you can see, it’s pretty good! Of course, I may be a little biased since I made this on Thanksgiving when they weren’t looking. (Don’t worry, I ate mine. That was the best part.)
So, remember, creativity and art can be found everywhere! Even in broccoli, gum drops, or refrigerator art.
- Introducing Your Child to the Arts: Media Literacy (education.com)
- How to make santa stars (guardian.co.uk)
- CubeDudes: by the Pablo Picasso of block builders (lostateminor.com)
- Book Review: Rembrandt (Art for Children Series) (caterpickles.com)