A few days ago, my four year old got her craft on and made this vertical garland. She went digging in the recycle bin for materials (how proud am I?) and decided to use a paper towel tube. After tearing it up into a bunch of medium sized pieces, she decorated them with colored pencils and then stuck the pieces onto a long strip of apple green artist tape.
Her creation has polka dots and stripes, it dangles, and is all wispy and cute. Most important is her humongous, beaming smile when she came to introduce me to her “garland.” Gah! I love her. There is just something so cool about knowing that she is inspired by her time spent crafting with me, and that she is motivated to develop a completely unique project of her own.