Why I Don’t Make Edible Art Supplies

Why You Should Never Make Edible Art Supplies

I’ve noticed a new fad in the world of kids crafting – “edible” art supplies. Often this refers to a variety of paints, but can also include things like sidewalk chalk or play dough. And this new fad? I hate it. Truly. Every time I see a new post come out with an edible art supply recipe I cringe.

Part of the reason has to do with the fact they are often not edible – non-toxic, sure – but certainly not meant to be eaten as food. But more, I have no desire for my children to confuse art supplies such as paint with food. At best, this leads to messy eating. At worst, a young one putting something in their mouth that could be dangerous!… 

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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.

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Creative Tools Mini-Series

Oh, we’ve been hinting on social media about a little something we’ve been cooking up. Something that’s made us so excited. And something that we’re ready to share! Well, there’s a reason we’ve been excited – it’s super special and we think you’re really going to like it! Today we’re launching our very first creative… 

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Start with Success

This life – this beautiful, messy, full life  - is undeniably busy. There’s no question about that, and no use pretending it isn’t the case. It’s so very easy to start the day at a frenzied pace and end it wondering just what happened to the day, and how all those hours managed to slip away. Recently,… 

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Creative Parenting

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently – about creativity, about parenthood, and specifically about the way the two play together. Often times I hear parents – mothers and fathers alike – lament the loss of their creativity since their little ones arrived on the scene. And I know how that is. Those early… 

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Just A Heads Up

Hello there lovely readers, friends. In just a handful of days we’ll be rolling out the first big change of a rather exciting – nearly six month – process planned for Crafting Connections. Starting on Monday there will be a brand new look in our little corner of the internet. When you visit craftingconnections.net, you will be greeted by… 

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