If I had my way the summer would have been filled with art projects that my boys and I did together.
Instead this is where Yip spent most of his time.
He was constantly found on my laundry room floor he was constantly spreading out the recyclables, cutting and taping and in some cases coloring.
A motorboat...from a beer box.
And here he's posing with his cardboard pogo stick (left) that he was inspired to sculpt after we stumbled on some images of cardboard sculptures by Christ Gilmour. After Yip built it he emphasized how it was just a "sculpture" and it really couldn't be played on. He was quite serious, as though I couldn't figure that out.
And then there's the machine gun. See the cardboard that has round indentations? Those are his bullets and he pulls them through the hole just like they'd go through a real machine gun.
But then....then there are his Wolverine claws.
I think he's tried making 4 or 5 different versions of these over the summer but THESE were by far the most successful design. He has since learned the meaning of the phrase, "Trial and Error".
The art teacher in me would have loved to spend the summer in art museums on art drawing walks or doing fabulous huge projects with them....but I'm glad I didn't push it. Because watching his creativity and problem solving grow over the summer has been a real joy and I know it will serve him much better than any art project I could have forced on them!
Besides he's made buying Christmas gifts really easy for him this year....