I've been meaning to post about Yoav's art for a while now. He has become a prolific artist. He spends most of his indoor time drawing and crafting. Jeremy and I marvel every night over the pile of new drawings and little books and such that he makes each day.
Today the craft I picked out to do was these ribbon rings. Yoav and I together twisted together a few pipe cleaners into a circle and then he cut "ribbons" out of fabric and knotted them onto the ring. You can either hold the ring and run around with it with the ribbons streaming, or wear it as a headband. It was a fun, quick project.
Later in the day, as Elie was sleeping and I was cutting fabric for the quilt I'm making, Yoav decided to make something. He started off not knowing what he was making, just sewing fabric and felt together and stitching along until an idea came to him. In the end, he made this boat:
I only helped by threading the needle and knotting the ends.
He also made a pipe cleaner thing he gave to Jeremy and a phone made out of tape and paper with numbers carefully drawn on paper and then cut out and taped to the pretend phone.
I took a bunch of photos of drawings from today and put them here, in my "Creating with Children" Flickr bucket. Every night, there's a new stack of drawings on the table for me to show Jeremy. He draws through as many pieces of paper as you give him. He gets so focused when he draws. He has a basket of crayons and a pen (the pen is used for eyes, mouths and letters/numbers) always by his side. He looks like a painter, grabbing for a new crayon, putting on a few marks, throwing the crayon back in the basket and grabbing another, barely looking at the crayons, focused completely on the drawing.
Here are a few of my favorites from today:
This is a dog, chicken, ostrich and porcupine (he's also been writing numbers and letters a lot lately - the letters are all random):
A shark eating fish:
Dog and chicken on the left, chicken and porcupine on the right. I like the funky shapes of the pages he cut out:
Fish in the sea:
This is from a book of plants he made - these two are fruit trees:
Maybe that was more than a few - I love them all :)