Songbirds ... a family blogs!

Songbirds ... a family blogs!

Donnerstag, 10. September 2009

Making things

My little boy comes up with different ideas every day. He wonders about how he could build this or create that. He loves using simple material like wood, fabric, wool, paper... to imitate the 'real' things.
Yesterday he constructed a tram route all the way from his room to the living room. Wool was the overhead catenary and some Duplo wheelers were connected to be the tram.
Looked and worked great (he threaded the wool through the front windows so that they were actually connected - like the real ones).

Sometimes his ideas just don't work out. It is e.g. impossible to make a hot air balloon out of paper - no matter how hard you try. (Or maybe we haven't tried it the right way...?)
But it doesn't matter if our experiments fail, his brain keeps working and will surely come up with the next idea. :-)

I do love simple plans of making a cardboard kite or a paper doll or folded little boxes. Those are the things that are fun and easy and make us all happy!
The kite on the pic above even flew - if we were running against the wind. :-)