OK, it's true that they often make doing art difficult, they make messes all over the place, they draw on the carpet, they "cause confusion and delay." (If you don't know the reference of that last phrase you are likely not a parent.) But, yes, it is ultimately all worth it.
We had some leftover Easter Eggs that morphed into puppets. Here is the basic evolutionary journey:
|Eggs in a helmet. Shiny!|
But then the eggs became more...
And then they became very, very scary. (Beware: Graphic violence towards tiny plastic bear in a play-do sleeping bag may be too much for some people's sensitivities!)
P.S. I am painfully aware that I SHOULD be on Day 120. Bear with me...I hope to catch up.