Jay has always been the creative one in our family. As in, he likes to create stuff. Invent stuff. He likes fiddling with paper, cardboard, recycled bottles, boxes… basically, whatever he can get his hands on. It is not unusual to see him sitting at the table or on the floor, focused at gluing some cardboard, or taping some pieces of recycled paper.
Sometimes, his creation amazes us.
Like the one he made 2 days ago.
He came to me and said he had an idea to make a basketball net, using paper.
This was what he came up with…
He sourced for the paper himself, while I provided him with crepe paper for the “net”. as he said he needed something soft and light.
Then, he crushed some pieces of paper to make paper balls.
He taped a piece of paper to make a box for the paper balls.
He taped a few strips of papers on the floor as markings for the player to stand and toss the paper balls into the paper net.
He wrote points on each strip of paper. The further the strip of paper is from the net, the higher the points.
The 2 boys had a great time playing with Jay’s Paper Basketball Game! This kept them occupied for hours the past couple of days.
Trust me. I’d never have thought of inventing this game myself!
Like I’ve said, this boy amazes me sometimes!