My daughter asked if she could use some scissors, so I handed her a scrap piece of paper and some little pink safety scissors. After a few frustrating attempts to cut the paper (she is just two and a half), so asked me to join her in her craft.
I was was given a paper and some scissors and a look that said, "Please momma, for some reason if you sit here and cut in front of me it will almost make me feel as if I were doing it myself."
Now I just want to say, I've tried drawing mice and rabbits before and I didn't get anything like this. I have to admit I was surprised by how much this medium differs from pencil or paint. Minds work differently if you stretch them in a way you haven't before. I didn't draw these out before hand, my mind worked it's way through the scissors.
Today's assignment: Alter your craft. Try something simple but new. Find out you thoroughly enjoy sitting with your child and cutting out forrest animals with safety scissors and copy paper.