After drawing with Mama's pencil, each child rediscovered the pleasure of drawing with an extra sharp pencil. So far, my kids have not gravitated towards using pencils or colored pencils a whole lot (Sharpies are big in my house, not the pricey colored pencils or soy crayons or heart shaped ones).
And then the big kids found my recycled object box sitting in the art center (just odds and ends for creating with) and a wave of ideas overtook them both! Henry spent time cutting up this box (after pulling out our new tent we just received in the mail) and then painting it. Katherine worked very hard with many materials to build a house. Lucy joined in the fun and ended up squeezing out glitter glue.
It was an inspiring morning all around. After this burst of creative energy, we took the fun outside to play in the backyard, bare feet of course.