For my last Little Makers of the summer we had a super simple and open ended program that led to LOTS of creativity!
Book: Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Project: Turn “perfect” origami squares into something fantastic using only your imagination and creativity, hands, scissors, and glue.
This kiddo made a sailboat, and spent a LONG time figuring out how to get the sail pointed in the right direction.
Grown-up Challenge: Let the kids do it all! Don’t try to direct their making.
No clue what this is, but this maker was only 2!
A crown hat. She spent a lot of time figuring out how to make it 3D and how to get a strip of paper long enough to go around her head. There was some great problem solving going on!
This creation started off life as a 2D coat (“brrr, its so cold! Good thing I have my jacket to keep me warm!) and morphed into a wearable football jersey.
Lots of American flags got created today.