I absolutely love all things craft related; whether this be painting, drawing, making jewellery, pottery or whatever… If it involves crafting, I love it. I’m always saving pictures and links to things I can attempt to create at a later date, whether that be by myself or with my daughter, Molly.
The problem is, I have no artistic flair at all.
None! My head is filled with so many ideas, but when it actually comes to crafting, the end result is usually a huge disappointment. The vision in my head doesn’t seem to pass down to my hands. They just don’t do what I want them to do.
Anyway, I’m a try hard and not one to give up my love of making a crafting mess, so what better way to make a mess than with a two year old?
I love having messy play sessions with Molly. She loves it too, especially anything that involves painting her hands. And because she’s two, she doesn’t yet know that Mummy has no talent or creative ability!
So with a bunch of leaves we collected over the weekend as our inspiration, we decided to get crafty with them.
This is what we would be working with…
Molly couldn’t wait to get stuck in and make a mess..
I love messy play because you don’t know what the results will be. I love seeing Molly sit down, look at the supplies and then get stuck in. She kind of sits and really contemplates what she will do before getting stuck in.
I don’t know if Molly had a vision in her head when she looked at what she had to work with, but this was the end result of one of her pictures..
At first I thought, bloody hell, what am I supposed to do with that. Maybe I’ll give it to Granny…
But you know what, Molly put all her effort in to that piece of art (that’s right, I dared to call it art…) so I’m going to keep it. And I’m going to be proud to keep hold of it.
By the looks of it, Molly has my lack of artistic flair, but I think the picture is beautiful anyway because she made it..
So I shall keep it. And in fact, I am going to buy a scrap book of some sort and start saving all her pictures for her to look back on when she’s older.
The most important thing to remember is that Molly had fun creating her artwork, and I am a proud Mama watching her have such a good messy time.
I can’t wait for our next messy play session.
Thanks for reading, Sam x