Kids get creative

| June 24, 2013

houseCOSHOCTON – Kids at The Meadows used their imagination and a variety of materials to make a colorful masterpiece

“Amy Baker (one of the parents) had the idea and I thought it would be a fun summer project that promoted creativity and working as a group,” said Roberta Stockton, program assistant at the apartment complex’s learning center.

Children who ranged from ages 6-13 spent four and a half days making a cardboard two story house complete with furniture and people made from popsicle sticks.

“People made things and I helped set them up,” said 10-year-old Elissa Harper. “My favorite part of the house is the steps. Amy built them, but I could tell it was hard.”

Nine-year-old Cadee Baker said her favorite part of the house was the carport her mom Amy made out of aluminum foil, straws and decorative stones.

The outside of the house also had several features.

“I liked the cars and bikes,” said Eythan Winterringer, who is 6-years-old.

His 10-year-old brother Dreason Harsh liked the details of the house, which were plentiful inside and out.

“I liked the confetti on the cars,” he said. “That was pretty weird.”

Flooring on the inside also was decorated with confetti, a disco ball shined on the first floor and outside there was a fence, trees, swings and a welcome mat, among other items.

Stockton hopes to find a place to display the artwork for the public to enjoy.

“I think they learned a lot about being creative and making things out of stuff they didn’t know they could,” Amy said.

Program director at The Meadows is Michael Bryant and Director of the Metropolitan Housing Complex is Greg Darr.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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