My daughter is now five years old. A few months ago, she began to show interest in creativity, which was unusual for her before. My mother-in-law, the artist, devoted all her free time to the grandchildren’s creative vein as soon as possible.
I admit that I am not a big fan of drawing and similar activities, but I try to support my daughter’s interest. Therefore, we very often invent new and new crafts. Banal drawing or coloring my daughter is not too interested. But something new and interesting is always perceived with a bang.
Whatever occupation my daughter chooses, I always support her initiative. For example, I was surprised when she asked me for a sponge for washing dishes. To my questions about what she decided to do, the daughter answered in one word – a surprise.
Having received the coveted sponge, the daughter went to create in another room. Half an hour later I was waiting for a flower, which my daughter saw in a recently acquired book. She cut the contour of the flower, and the middle was made from a sponge. How to do it, the daughter understood herself.
Sculpt from scrap materials
My daughter does not recognize plasticine. But she with pleasure sculpts from salt dough. I prepare the dough according to this recipe:
1 cup flour
0.5 cup of fine salt
125 ml of water
For elasticity, you can add a little vegetable oil, glycerin or hand cream. Sculpt from this material can be anything. After modeling, we dry them in the oven at the lowest temperature. Such products are dried for at least several hours.
This year we made Christmas toys from salt dough. My daughter rolled out a thin layer with a rolling pin, after which she cut out figures with cookie cutters. We made small round holes on blanks with confectionary logging and sent them to dry, then painted the figures in gouache.
The resulting Christmas decorations daughter proudly handed out to friends around the kindergarten and relatives. The remaining decorated Christmas tree.
Drawings from semolina daughter learned to do in the garden. Once, when she returned home, she took a coloring, smeared the image with PVA glue and, asking me for a little semolina, began to sprinkle the image with it. When it dried, the daughter took the colors and painted the picture with the colors she liked.
Now we often practice drawing manco. And recently in the store I saw sets for creativity with a sticky surface and a set of cones with colored sand. A daughter from such a set was delighted! Here is the picture we got in the end:
Such activities not only develop the imagination and perseverance of my daughter, but also perfectly lift your spirits.
And how do you develop the creative abilities of children?