Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crafty Kids

My nine year old son has hi-jacked the duct tape from my husband's tool box, and has used this unusual medium to design things.  I'm not sure how I feel about this, but one things for certain...he's creative.

A while back, he made this duct tape wallet that he carries around everywhere.  It even has a place for cards. His inspiration? A duct tape wallet for sale at our local hardware store.  He thought, " I can make that!"
It's slightly embarrassing when he pulls it out to pay for things. After all, he DOES own a "real" wallet at home that is much less "shabby chic", but he prefers this hobo looking thing.  He's proud of it, and that's all that matters, right?!?

His creativity didn't stop with the wallet, though.  Nope, he took things to a whole new level! He pulled out the roll of silver tape, and decided to make something for his sisters.

A duct tape purse???
This handbag is heavy duty, and is made from only the finest materials.

 For work, or play, this purse will transition from office hours to cocktail hour, seamlessly.  At least, that's what my daughters think.  They think their brother is pretty awesome. They also think the purse is a work of art. 

It's hard for me to see past the $5.00 worth of tape that was used in the making of this bag.  Tape is elusive in this house.  I can never find it when I need it.  Now I know why.  It's being used by my son to create art that's both modern and functional.

That's young male creativity for you...the complete opposite of his sister's creativity.

My daughter has been learning to sew, and I'm so proud of her growth in this area.  Today, she made the most beautiful throw pillow for her bed:
She sewed it all by herself for her 4-H sewing class.

It's a pillow cover that can be removed to be washed.

She picked out the coordinating fabric, and carefully cut, ironed, and stitched each piece of material.  Her project did not involve duct tape in any way, but is still every bit as creative as her brother's little master piece.

With both male and female influences in the house, things never get boring!

1 comment:

  1. Wow a duct tape purse! He must have a creative uncle who teaches him everything he needs to know about wrapping presents, making various accouterments, etc. This kid has LOTS of potential. Keep an eye on him... he has Mega-mind written all over him!