Four-year-old Charlotte did this all by herself. I thought I was embracing disaster by allowing her free access to several bins of beads while I worked on the computer today. I was entirely wrong.
Not only did Miss C patiently string together all of these designs without my oversight, but she made them all symmetrical. Even her most eclectic necklace doesn't miss a beat bead. Hours and hours of necklace-making. All I did was add the clasps. And I bent a loop at the top of her one pendant. That's it.
When I was four years old, my bottom dresser drawer was stocked with white paper, a stapler and staples. I made all sorts of wild inventions with white paper that year. And here I thought I had been tricky-stuff at four, with my paper robots and elephants. Looks like Charlotte has 4-year-old me mightily whooped.
The moral: Moms, Grandmas, Aunts and Alligators, let your kids have access to some of your precious supplies. They may surprise you with tidiness and ingenuity! I can only imagine what I would have done with real art supplies at that age.
Of course, they may surprise you with a royal disaster instead. I've been there too -- many times.