Creating Something Different

I was given many creative toys and projects that children never did anything with.

One shopping bag was full of wooden bones and no images or plans. On putting it together I found it be a pleisothaurus?

My great-granddaughter loves dinosaurs so I hot glued it together so it can suspend in her room.

The other is from a push-out DK learning book. It is the Virgin galactica space vehicle that is carried aloft in a dual wide winged craft. It has over ninety bits on 7 sheets of thick cardboard, cut very accurately with excellent pictorial instructions. Made for another great-granddaughter who loves everything about space, it has a bracket in the top centre so it can be suspended as well.

Not sure how we get them to the kids now but it was great to do something else.

The pictures of these creative ideas can be seen in AUSOM’s Creativity Challenge.

More Creativity

The latest entry for AUSOM’s Creativity Challenge.

The creator wrote:

“A cancelled visit by one of my grandsons, a wet Sunday afternoon and an idea to see if I could do more on my iPad, set me thinking.
“I wondered if I could also tell a story in say 5 pages, from the photos I had. I used Keynote on my iPad. It was chaotic as I went down rabbit holes trying to find old photos, rushing between the Mac, iPad and scanner. I deleted 2 efforts and worked compulsively, thinking there has to be a better way to do this. I had decided to use Clip2Comic to adjust the photos to give images more like book illustrations, and I love this App.”
Enjoy the project here.

Creativity Challenge

AUSOM’s Creativity Challenge is underway – there are now 7 submissions for your enjoyment.

Some of the creative activities undertaken while AUSOM members have been staying at home are now available for your enjoyment. Can anything be more creative than bending paper clips?

The challenge officially runs until July 31st 2020

Further details:


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