I love the way kids are so naturally creative! I especially love it when they use their creativity to encourage others. Our daughter, Addison, does this every day. If her little sister requests a puppet, Addy will drop everything to make her one. (Like this fly-catching felt frog…)
She made Remi this fishing game, too–complete with crab, seahorse, and paper clip hook–just to give her something fun to play with:
Sweet Addy never wants anyone to feel left out. When she got a new locket, she decided that Remi needed one, too, so she made her one of her very own (complete with love notes inside).
Once I told her how cool I thought her new diary was. The next day I found this sweet gift on my pillow…
…complete with paper-clip hooks and a combination lock. BEST. DIARY. EVER.
She saw her brothers playing Wii Tennis and decided they’d probably have more fun playing with rackets, instead of the plain old remotes. But, no need to go out and buy them…
I love that she even cut holes in all the right places (for the wrist strap, etc.)
One day she heard Remi crying and rushed off to design the cutest lion puppet ever to cheer her up.
And when Chandler was sick, she knew a puppet would make him feel better, too, so she went all out on this one. (You can imagine how long it took to glue on all those sequins!)
A while back a tiny kitten showed up at our back door. Addy fell in love with it and decided to nurse it until we found its mother, so she made a little cat basket from a plastic tote and a washcloth. Then she went to work creating clothes for it from an old sock.
I hope Addy always gets joy out of using her creativity for the benefit of others.
I could learn a thing or two from this girl.