BL also decorated an egg for the competition. This time I put the egg, glue and crafting supplies on the table, as she requested, then I stepped back. I did accidentally/on purpose, forget the glitter, but was soon reminded. She won a third place with this egg.
AJ enters the miniature garden class every year. She designs the garden on paper first. This year she supplied me with her shopping list as I was going to the garden centre for seeds. She dug through our boxes of seeds, leaves and shells to add to the garden, along with adding a welcome sign for Acorn Farm. Again I stood back and let her get on with it. She won a second prize for her garden.
BL added tissue paper flowers to her hat. The competition was fierce and there were a lot of fluffy chicks and cotton tail bunnies. She doesn’t seem bothered that her hat didn’t win, but is pleased with the first prize she won for her plasticine dinosaur.
I love the children to join in, but I find prize winning a tough one. My line is that it is the joining in and having fun that counts. If they do their best that is all I would ever ask of them. I think my point has got through to them. AJ said, on the way home, that the things she makes turn out best when she has fun making them. So true. I gave up on my owl camera case. I wasn’t having fun. It wasn’t working! When did my seven year old get so wise?