Thursday, September 28, 2006

Bean Art


Today, during our "Table Time", Sister started digging through our craft drawer. After a few minutes, she brought out a paper bag and a bottle of glue. I was helping Brother with his assignment when I noticed. I didn't pay a lot of attention and went back to helping Brother while she busied herself, swirling gobs and gobs of glue onto the sack. She then got a plastic container full of beans and began placing the beans on the glue, one by one.

This was no haphazard, throw-the-beans-on-the-bag-any-old-way production. She was meticulous, making sure every dot of white glue was covered. She even went as far as to color a blue dot on some of the beans, just for an extra punch of color.

She spent an hour on this. No lie.

Fascinating.

10 comments:

Mama of 2 said...

Ilove when something like that holds their attention for that period of time. It's great for their creativity and for my sanity....since they are quiet.

Nice work sister!

Sarah said...

I see creating bows in her future!

Jenn said...

I love it. So nice that she found something to entertain herself.

Liz said...

Wait! I think I see something! Is it Jesus' face? Call Ebay!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A craft drawer huh?
That's a great idea!
So, you just have all sorts of artsy fartsy stuff in there for the kids to just grab what they want to do a project when they get the crafty feather tickling their butts?
I like it. I'm adopting it.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Heth said...

An hour of quiet. Priceless.
She does beautiful work. :)

Jennine said...

Beans are indeed the magical fruit...if it buys you an hour of quiet time.

I wish I had a child who was meticulous in ANYTHING!

Count your blessings, woman!

Tara said...

Isn't it amazing that the simplest thing will occupy them? What a beautiful masterpiece!

Anonymous said...

My mother, who's British (you need to know this so you get this joke), would say;
"I don't want to know what it's been! I want to know what it is now!"

explanation--with Br accent you say BEAN not bin like Americans...

...never mind...

edj said...

that was me, the anonymous. My connection is making me tear my hair out! I'm about to give up and go read a nice book instead!!