Tame the Mess! 6 Must-Have Creative Supplies

tame the mess! 6 creative tools to have on hand

When I began crafting with my little ones it was pretty easy – just strip them down to their diaper and set them loose! But as they grew and wanted to do art more often, I knew that going clothes-free couldn’t always be the answer to taming the mess. For one, we live in the north where winter is cold and long and we didn’t want to spend a fortune keeping our house at clothes-free temperatures. Second, as my little ones matured, so did their creative tools. Things like beads, feathers, and pom-poms were introduced into the mix, and clothing (or lack thereof) wasn’t going to make a difference with this type of mess! Finally, my kids didn’t always want to be putting on and taking off clothes (would you?!) – it just wasn’t conducive to every-day art making.

This is where some key creative tools came into play. … 

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Ingredients for Rainbow Popsicles | craftingconnections.net

Colorful Rainbow Popsicles

There are a few things that are natural partners. Things that are better together than alone. Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon and eggs. Summer and popsicles. Well, you might not have heard that last one, but we think it fits. I mean seriously, isn’t a summer day better with a little bit melted popsicle dripping… 

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What Does “Authentic Art” Mean to You?

Recently we had an interesting discussion over on our Facebook Page about the idea of authentic art (you can read it here). It was specifically in response to an article we posted, but our thoughts on the topic ran deep, as they did with fellow readers, parents and creatives alike. I shared my perspective on… 

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Explore Sight by Crafting Connections

Inside Explore Sight

Have you wondered what’s inside our latest issue? Well, let’s satisfy your curiosity, shall we?

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip | craftingconnections.net

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip

It’s that long-awaited favorite time of year – Road Trip Season! And we like to usher it in, like we like to usher in most things, with a little creative making to prepare our families for epic adventures.

Make Your Own Decorated Paper Sun Hat

Fancy Decorated Paper Hat Project

You know that we are obsessed with creativity – creative living, creative making, if it’s creative chances are we’re talking about it! Well, another aspect of creativity we have been really enjoying over the past couple months is the chance to collaborate and work with fellow creatives that we admire. So you can understand how… 

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Nature Art Inspiration

With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves to a new, beautiful, and spontaneous type of creative making… 

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This is not a competition.

I want to talk to you today about something that, it appears, lots of people are confused about. I see it in the grocery store, at the playground, at schools and even friendly get-togethers. Apparently, there’s a bit of confusion over what, exactly, is a competition. So I’m here to break that down.

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Three Common Myths About Living a Creative Life

I think there’s a lot of myth surrounding creativity, about what you need to have and what you need to do in order to live a creative life. And you know what, most of it is rubbish and poppycock. Truly.