This is, of course, the best kind of invitation for my girls to also work with tools. Mind you, they can work with tools anytime they wish, but that would involve the girls getting them out, setting them up, and putting them away again. If Momma already has the mess made and the responsibility for cleaning it up later, then how much more tempting the activity becomes!
I love to watch the different ways that they explore. There's some purposeful, product-driven work, yes--
|drilling a hole to hang the suncatcher|
|drilling and engraving in scratch wood (and the workbench!)|
|hammering into an old piece of tree that I keep around just for using tools on|
|hammering and drilling (and some sawing)|
|smashing up a broken plate|
I suppose that the winter to-do list could always use just a few more items...
shared on Friday's Nature Table