Many times the most successful and fun projects for my children aren't inspired or thought of by me ~ they are the brainchild of enterprising little minds. I've found that when I just provide a few QUALITY MATERIALS, the children do the rest of the work.
For example, take this cute little clay guy that was created at my house:
The only materials I provided were the clay (I like Crayola Modeling Clay) and a subscription to American Girl magazine for my nine year old. In this month's magazine there's a really cute article about making your own clay animals, and one afternoon (instead of saying "I'm bored!") Miss B decided to have fun with clay.
I just love what she came up with - and I'm sure we'll be getting out the clay a lot more this week!
What's your favorite summertime art project?