Josephine (my 4 year old) is a creative soul. She gets it from her extremely talented father. Since I am not so artistic, I have a problem knowing how to feed her creativity in healthy ways because I don’t want to deal with the mess that glue and paint and glitter and markers and scissors all bring, which we still do on my brave days. So we color and draw ALOT. I decided to (with very specific instructions on how to be gentle) give her my camera and let her take some pictures outside. It went surprisingly well!
She loved going through them and explaining them to me and I loved seeing what she came up with. She learned what a “selfie” was, as seen in the cover photo. I love how her gold strands of red hair sweep across the photo in the beautiful chaos that they always are. I wanted to document a few of my favorite pictures that she took.
I think the last one with the dandelion is my favorite. I wish it was a little clearer, but that will be our next lesson. And of course my 2 year old didn’t want to be left out….here are the 2 he took. Hahaha How do you encourage creativity with your little artists?