The Huffington Post recently shared an adorable interview with Angie of Fashion By Mayhem, who has been crafting increasingly elaborate dresses from paper with her 4-year-old daughter. This story is a great example of the value of crafting for ourselves and with others, because not only does this crafty project keep Angie’s daughter (who she calls “Mayhem”) busy learning new skills, but it gives them both a chance to bond by collaborating and working together.
The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe. That’s one of the best things about this project, I see her learning new skills every single day. At this point, she knows exactly how many sheets of construction paper she needs to make herself a top and a bottom. She can lay the entire thing out and tape it together all by herself. Definitely, the more complex designs have more of my time invested, but she’s literally always beside me learning something new if she’s not tearing or taping or gluing while I am.