So I guess it was a couple of months ago when I was approached with the request to take on a class project with my daughter’s first grade class. The subject could be whatever I wanted, and the medium was totally up to me…which of course, would be beads. I mean…what else…?
In addition to innumerable other items, treasures, luxurious getaways, and standard auction items like that, each class at Forsyth undertakes a “class project”…which is to varying (like…widely varying) degrees contributed to by the students…to be auctioned off at the annual spring school auction.
OK. Hmmm. So what could I do, and how could I get the kids actually involved…?
After a bit of pondering, I decided to have each kiddo draw an imaginary creature, however fantastical crazy colorful and wacky they wanted…and I would translate them each into beads and insert them into an imaginary landscape, where they would be frolicking, swimming, flying, or just hanging out.
Little did I realize how much color and intricacies their little minds could envision. Most of which had unicorn horns and wings. Of course.
And there would be 37 different creatures to create.
This would take some time. Like….a ton of time.
But in the end, it turned out beautifully. A fun way to capture a little insight into the first grader’s imagination…
All with a little guide on the back…to give credit to the little visionaries…