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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Creativity of Small Hands

I have always loved to see the creativity of children.
Whether it is building a sand castle at the beach,
using playdough to make snowmen, building a tower
 or bridge with blocks, or using clay to make beads,
 it is so interesting to see how each one differs.
Last week my eleven year-old granddaughter shared
with me the most amazing creations I have seen
 from such small hands. She used the new thin,
 colorful 'sticky sticks' for kids and made a set
 of miniature food from a fast food type
 restaurant which was SO very realistic
 I could hardly believe it was NOT real. 
Look at the pictures below and see what you think!
The last picture is a flat clay 'Nativity' her older
sister made last year for me when she was eleven.
 The entire nativity measures only 2" x 2.75".
I don't know about you,
 but I LOVE the creativity of small hands!

Ice cream sundae, Drink, French fries, Burger w/lettuce & tomato 

Size in relation to a penny!

Ice Cream Sundae

Yummy Fries

Tiny Nativity

Have a blessed week and enjoy the creativity of
the 'small hands' around you.
Thank you, Lord, for our children and granddchildren, 
and for the creativity you give their small hands!


gail said...

Hi Mary,,, How sweet. My fridge is quite the art gallery of the Grandkids masterpieces! They love to create, and its awesome! It looks like you had such a great family vacation! Treasured memories for sure!
(()) gail

Susie said...

Thank you Mary for sharing your grandchildren's creativity and imagination. Superb!
The Polka Dot Rose

Carolee Crafts said...

Mary you have a budding artist in your midst, so good to see children doing craft and enjoying it as well, this keeps crafting alive.

Have a good week

Caroline x

Anonymous said...


Those fries look good enough to eat! Your granddaughter is a budding artist.

Have a terrific day!

Miss Magpie said...

Hi, Mary, your post takes me back to the days when my boys were young. They made many things out of clay. Those were such precious days. Children grew up so fast....sigh.

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Mary,
Wow! Your granddaughter did a great job with the fast food! Very cute! Thank you for sharing her art with us!
Have a nice week!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Madison said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

I bet she could create a story complete with little clay characters...that would be fun.

SoCal Helene said...

Can't believe the size and how real the food looks! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, I could use some time off too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I had so much fun making the aebleskiver, will make a new batch this weekend, you are welcome over!!
Hope you have a great week!!

Natasha said...

You are so right about how talented kids are. Each piece is so intricately made and very gorgeous. I especially love the burger and the Nativity. No wonder you are so very proud!

Best wishes,

Angel Heart Designs said...

Adorable artists!!! Mary, You never know..maybe Farm chicks will go East! Cindy :)