Boys will Build
Last year for my 4-year-old’s birthday party, I had a few people ask what they could get him. I gave a few ideas one of which being a REAL mini tool set. you know those tiny hammers, tiny screwdrivers and so on. Well He didn’t get a real one he got an imagination one. Which was fine. HE LOVED it anyway. Which is what counts anyways. This year for his birthday he WILL be getting that mini tool set. Why? Well as I was working on my Mother in-laws surprise last week. My eldest son asked for a hammer and some nails and some scrap wood that we were not using. I said sure and told him to be careful. I didn’t have to show him how to handle a hammer. “After all he did have an imagination one for almost a year.” I was busy building my thing and he was busy building his. 30 minutes passed and he comes to me and says LOOK Mommy!
I made a plane!
Isn’t it cool Mommy?
Can I paint it? What could I say? I’m still in shock and sooooo proud of my 4 year old for making an airplane out of scraps of wood. I already had the paint out since I was painting. So I handed over the paint brush and container and said have had it. I put a plastic bag over him after I created a hole for his head and his arms. I really didn’t want paint on his swim shorts or on his skin. We placed some newspaper on the grass and he had a blast.
His airplane turned out great!
I am so proud of him and what he created by just putting his mind to it.
So the lesson is this. Even though there might be fingers that get hammered, nails that keep slipping, nails becoming crooked. It still is an accomplishment even through tears and frustrations. It will be a time where a child and a parent will forget about all the rest and smile from ear to ear and be proud at the accomplishment.
So give your child or children some nails, a hammer and some scraps of wood and see what their little minds will create. You might be surprised and you might be shocked at what they create. There is nothing quite like creating a piece of 3D art work on your own.
Have you ever given your child/ren a hammer, nails and some wood? What did they create?
Posted on July 26, 2013, in DIY - Do It Yourself, Money Saving Ideas, Up-Cycle and Reuse and tagged 3D art work, boys building, building, imagination, scraps of wood. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.