Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space this week has been to focus on Elliot's Creative Space!

When I was getting the Christmas boxes out of the shed on the weekend I couldn't help but have a rummage through all my old school boxes (in a former life I was a primary school teacher). I have roughly 10 or 12 big plastic storage tubs full of my old teaching supplies. Most will never again see the light of day unless of course in the unlikely event that the desire to teach returns. My life is full of boys and belly and home and cooking and (attempting to) garden that I can't imagine returning to paid work.

Two of the boxes contained art and craft supplies, glitter and all sorts of sparkly things, a whole shoebox full of scissors (!), pipe cleaners, buttons, you name it, it was there. I cleaned out one small, low cupboard of our old kitchen dresser so Elliot could help himself whenever the creative mood took him. Luckily the dresser has those old fashioned handles that you need to lift up and then pull, so sneaky Archie hasn't figured out how to open them.

Elliot was so excited when I showed him the boxes of stuff and once the cupboard was done he got to work straight away creating a space masterpiece, complete with cellophane rocket ships.

There is more grown up craft over at Kootoyoo. Check it out!