Other students went the art route, yet in many different forms. Some students focused on holiday decorations and created a tree, colored construction paper chains, pipe cleaner bows, and even faux presents. Other students worked on a large mural and gained an incredible amount of respect from me when another student accidentally spilled water on it and they had to work on something else while it dried. Another student, when not assisting others, diligently worked on creating cardboard blades from a character in a game League of Legends. By the end, another student had created a cardboard mask/head from a different game. Even projects that weren’t aren’t specific had some type of flair.
The process did require some patience on my end, as well as a willingness to at times let things get a little messy, and even a little more noisy than usual, but the final (and sometimes still incomplete) projects show that it was a worthwhile endeavor. I highly encourage offering time to your children to just mess around. With simple supplies that were found around the class as well as things that were being unused at my home, there was more than enough to stimulate curiosity and creativity. On a last note, if lack of cardboard is ever the determining factor, Costco will gladly give it away when asked. That’s an insider tip, just don’t tell anyone that you heard it from me.