Our Teacher today is Miss Billie. A five year old with an extensive background in drawing by hand in crayon, maker and pencil. Her other interests include helping Dad make breakfast and helping Mum make noodles from scratch. Billie lives in a creative home with a mum who is constantly sewing, drawing, sketching or making something in the home.
In Billies Words You need 2 pieces of paper towels, tape, scissors, marker
Billie explained that You “first have to fold (one) piece of paper towel in half. Tape the sides together. Then with the other paper towel cut a long strip about this big (shows with her hands 1.5inches wide) and tape the ends to the bag.
After the bag was completed Billie felt it needed some letters and to sign her name. When asked what the bag could hold… “My scissor, tape, extra paper towel. It’s my sewing bag.”
As I watched the assembly of this bag I could see that she had watched her Mum cut and sew numerous things. In the background her brother was playing in his room, there was no television on, the only sounds in the house were of scissors snipping, tape tearing, laughter and movement.
How do your children create during the day?
Do they mimic you, are they curious about what you do?
How do you involve them in some of your projects?
Contributing Writer: Tehlia
Photos by: Megan