It’s almost like a law that my girls have to craft everyday–either they’re begging for projects, or making up their own.
Some days (like when I’m laundering paint from a new shirt, or vacuuming the paper snippings from school room again) I beg for less mess. But most days I enjoy the creative process with them and smile that they want to be “artists” when they grow up.
On the flip side, getting Ryan to cooperatively craft has become more difficult now that he’s seven and his interests are changing. He’s never really been one to sit and color like the girls, but to his mommy’s disappointment is beginning to reject our afternoon art time, “drawing the line” at Lego structures and pencil-sketched stick figures.
Trojan Horse Printable Craft
We’re working on compromise though, and a project like this Trojan Horse Printable Craft had enough action-adventure appeal that he briefly joined our crafting party (albeit the insistence that a brown horse is too boring so the Greeks probably painted their giant wooden horse).
I created this printable cut-and-paste project to go with our ancient history and Greek mythology studies, but the story is a classic, and kids love the hide-and-seek adventure. If not already familiar with the historical tale, you may want to tell the story before coloring or painting the wooden horse. Starfall has a colorful recollection, or this is a kid-friendly read-aloud version.
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