My seven year old daughter and I are really quite a team. One of us will share an idea or an observation and all of a sudden the other of us will be inspired into action. For example, she found a triangle in this clover last week and I immediately knew what we could do with it.
And, although she sometimes eschews direct participation in projects I think up, my kid is generally always around as I'm making something. In this particular case, I chatted with her about what I was doing while I glued and pasted, and she made a lot of observations, which is good enough for me.
Isn't it cool?!?
It's a (dried) clover Sierpinski triangle! We picked clovers, flattened and dried them in a sketchbook, and finally found some time (and a glue stick) to paste them down. I don't know about my kid, but I am really enjoying all the different types of Sierpinksi triangles we've made over the last few weeks: out of candies, with our straight edge and ruler, with our colored pencils, with money, and now this!
It's fun to find math, wherever we go and it's even more fun to make math out of the things we find.