Preparing for a birthday party earlier this week, my daughter festooned our dining room with dancing sculptures.
“Mommy, may I use some coffee filters please?”
“Sure, what are you going to do with them?”
“I am not sure yet, I just want to make decorations”
I was busily working on my computers. After what seemed like just a moment, I looked up from where I was sitting at the dining room table to find the entire room filled with floating, dancing, jellyfish. My daughter wanted them to be UFO’s to go with the space-themed present her brother made as a birthday present, and so UFO’s they were.
The amazing part was that these decorations pick up any little breeze in the room and dance. They give me the same happy feeling as watching spring flowers dancing in a gentle breeze.
Imagination and creativity abound in our homeschooling home.
And that is what the arts require: unfettered creativity and imagination, not following directions or coloring inside the lines.
I recently included this post in a Round Up (see below) so you can click through and read a host of other great homeschooling art moments and perspectives…
Note: the Round Up link goes live Friday, May 5