The art of softie-making with children's drawings

Shells

drawing by Heather, age 5

drawing by Heather, age 5

 

The house of snail upon his back
protects from weather and attack
though just who might attack a snail
is a question I must fail to answer.

 

drawing by Heather, age 5

drawing by Heather, age 5


 
 

drawing by Jun, age 7

drawing by Jun, age 7


 

The turtle in his turtle shell
is shell-tered well.
The only skin that shows a bit
on him
is nose and toes a bit
on him.

 

drawing by Anson, age 5

drawing by Anson, age 5

 

drawing by Caillie, age 5

drawing by Caillie, age 5

 

I have a blue coat with a hood
like a private tent or roof
water, every weather proof.
Warm, secure
a snuggery
it often walks around with me.

A home away when I’m away
letting all the stars in
keeping out the damp grey.
True
good
blue
hood
it suits me well
my shell.

(Poem by Karla Kuskin)

 

drawing by Bryce, age 33 months, coloured by dad

drawing by Bryce, age 33 months, coloured by dad


 
 

Poem by Karla Kuskin, softies handmade by Wendy Tsao, Child’s Own Studio
 
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