Clarissa just came into my room and said "look, I made you a flower!". Holy crap, she sure did! I asked her how she did it and she said that she cut a piece of paper into a circle, then colored it with marker, got the paper wet so the marker would spread like water colors and then she twisted it into a flower shape. It's actually kind of beautiful!
I asked her how she knew how to do that and she said she learned it at preschool. I really love it and I can't believe she made it by herself!
I have loved watching her personality and talents develop. She's incredibly creative and artistic. She will spend hours cutting up paper into collages or making origami shapes or drawing pictures or today I guess it's watercolor paper flowers. We use our formal dining room as more of an art room and there is a cabinet in there that is full of art supplies. Clarissa is in there every day creating something.
So today a beautiful flower made by a five year old made me happy!