I taught jewelry classes and worked with kids age 7 and up. I loved to teach. I loved the process, and helping people discover their creative side.
Watching the kids in my class was the best part for me, watching them decided what to work with, learning the process, and their excitement over the final product.
Kids are so free when they work. They are not thinking about what anyone will think about their piece, or if they are doing it exactly right, they just create what makes them happy.
It was Annette from Under the Loupe's blog post Watching children create, that inspired this post today.
She shared a story about watching her daughters choosing beads for jewelry she was going to create for them. In her post she expressed her amazement at how they could think outside the box.
-Do a series of drawing with your eyes closed,
-create with crayons only,
-if your right handed work with only your left hand only,
-paint a picture and tear it up and then put it back together with your eyes closed.
These are just a few ideas to get you started.
Share your stories of watching children create.