Cole was playing with the 3-hole punch when it came open and the dots almost fell out. He decided to pour them into a cup. The kids were fascinated by a bunch of paper dots, which gave me an idea for Chase's simple valentine. I poured glue in a heart shape on red rectangles.
He sprinkled paper dots on the glue and then shook them off. I backed the red rectangles with white and thought and thought, and finally came up with a saying to put on them.
When we get rain like we've been getting lately, the kids get the idea of making boats. With friends visiting, we pull out the recycling reserve and start building.
Kids notice the potential of a paper tube, yogurt container, plastic tray and whatever else is in the house! I love seeing their hands move with ideas. They inspire me to try without worrying so much about the outcome.
That smile says he's very proud of his go-fish boat!