Our family loves doing art together on Sunday. It does not have to be an elaborate project. It does not have to take long. Instead, we just enjoy being creative as a family. The kids are always thrilled to do something with their hands. Yet, also for us adults, art can be the ideal outlet to release some of the stress that has accumulated over the week and we can go back to our work refreshed after just an hour (or even 30 minutes) of creativity.
Today's Creative Sunday project is a garland made out of origami "good luck boxes". My kids love doing origami. It calms them down. And the good thing is, you do not need a lot of supplies. Nor does it create a big mess. We recently bought a new origami kit (see link below). The first instruction was for a "good luck box" and the kids initially struggled with it. Then, once they had figured out how to fold a good luck box, my kids produced a large quantity of such boxes which then littered the whole floor ... and shelves ... and tables ... etc. ... not really a long-term situation! Thus, I suggested that we could make a garland out of the boxes for our "last day of summer break celebration". It was quite tricky to thread the string through the boxes and we needed to tape the the elements of each box together such that they would not fall apart. You can see the end product on the left. Enjoy - and feel free to post about your origami endeavors below!