I had my third order for an Etsy creation. My store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TKTinkerSpace is just a little shop but I’m finding that it’s a lot of fun to create with purpose. It’s a whole different story when you have to make something to meet a person’s specific order than it is to just create for fun.
This experience makes me think about the difference between “crafts” in the classroom and “making with purpose.” I want to create activities for children that help them make things by applying STEAM standards, not just keep them busy. As I gear up into the next school year this is on my mind. I hope I can share some of the enthusiasm for making and make it part of our process.