I’m sure many kids would love scrumbling. In fact I did similar stuff for fun when I learned how to crochet. I soon proceeded to stuff that met the grown up’s expectations better back then. I didn’t try that myself since then, but I’m sure I will when I find the time.
Kids are so different with arts and crafts projects. Some will be perfectly happy to play arround with yarn and hook inventing their very own way of scrumbling, those should not be held back by a nitpicking teacher. Others need instructions and directions how the finished piece should look like until they are comfortable with a new technique. Keep that in mind and you can teach them almost any craft, and make them like it too. (I have been leading a kid’s group in the local environment protection club for a few years).
Also, it might be helpful to have a few example pieces at hand, that often teaches more than explanations. And of course pink yarn for the Barbie obsessed …
my take on this is children invented it
it was just discovered by adults : )
go forth and prosper!
would be a good response
a person that doesn’t understand spontaneity
needs a jolt now and again
order and chaos
they are at peace with each other
i breathe in
i breathe out
late night with kate : )
As some one who sometimes feels stifled by my apparent lack on spontaneity, I would say absolutely this is suitable for children. I was the sort of child who tried hard to always colour inside the lines. Maybe that is my true nature and I am not capable of being ‘messy’ but I feel that my Dad was over critical of everything and always wanted my brothers and me to do ‘better’. I think his constant criticism has contributed to my need to aim for perfection. I vote we allow youngsters to express their creativity in whatever way feels right to them, to praise there efforts and encourage them to explore their own possibilities.
There’s a blog from Japan, from Tonouchi Mitsuko, that is devoted to scrumbling—she doesn’t post much but her work is wonderful—more delicate than most and completely entrancing. The URL is http://ammit.exblog.jp/