creativity

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines. If you use their parts, add in some things from around the house like recycled […]

We love picture books! Even though my girls can read big, fat chapter books now, there is still something magical about a silly or sweet story paired with the perfect illustrations. My girls often use picture books as inspiration for their own drawings, so lately we’ve been surfing the web to check out some of […]

At least once a year, I do a self-portrait art project with my daughters. I love having a collection of paintings, drawings, and collages of how they see themselves at different ages. For one of our recent self-portrait projects, we made adjective self-portraits. The girls had great fun brainstorming words to describe their looks, personality, […]

How fun would this Family Drawing Table from Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn be to have in an art room? Found over at the M&T Spotlight by Handmade Charlotte, I would love to spend hours with my kids at this creative table. Here are a few other ways to spend time together as a family: […]

7 Unique Painting Tools for Kids

by Amy on September 17, 2012

We have a good-sized stash of paint brushes, but my girls love the novelty of painting with various gadgets and objects from around the house. Whether we’re raiding the office supplies or the kitchen drawers, there are always interesting items that can be turned into painting tools. Here are 7 of our favorite unusual and […]

Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells passes, offers tickets, and there are prizes. So much creativity, imagination, resourcefulness, and fun! Caine […]

On most Fridays, I set-out a free play art activity for my girls. I pull out materials we haven’t used in a while, various items that fit a theme (like “round”), or craft supplies that we don’t normally use together. While we often enjoy doing crafts together, these art times are all about experimenting and […]

I just got back from The Creative Connection in Minneapolis (where I celebrated my birthday!!). TCC is the brain child of Jo Packham and Nancy Soriano, two amazingly smart creative women. They filled the weekend with crafts, classes and panels taught by very gifted people. And with the help of my sponsor Deco Art, I […]

I have been in love with the blog Filth Wizardry for a long long time! This family is always up to something fun, messy, and creative. Here are just a few of my favorite projects they have created together. I think this Care Bear house is my favorite! Doesn’t it look magical? Care-a-lot Castle – […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #121 SAJ. You’re the winner of a new dreamy collection! Have fun make believing! Are you ready for the most Dreamy Girl Collection ever? Ready to play, make believe, and head off on an adventure to a new land? Your little one is […]

I first wrote about “The Purpose of Play” and kid’s creativity when I was a guest mom at Design Mom last April. I feel it’s so important and am a huge advocate for children and enhancing their creativity, that I’m re-posting this video by Sir Ken Robinson (first seen at Bella Dia). It’s a little […]

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