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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how to develop a creative habit with your kids

How to Build Creative Habits

This is Part 4 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::   Read Part 2: The 6 Best Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with… 

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Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child's Creativity (and yours too!)

Why Pinterest is Killing your Child’s Creativity

This is Part 3 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::  Read Part 2: The 6 Best Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits   Let me start by saying this: I love Pinterest. I… 

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How To Find Meaningful Time for Crafting with Your Children by Crafting Connections

The 6 BEST Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with Creative Ideas  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits Today we’re going to play… 

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child painting with watercolors

Help! My child hates art!

This is Part 1 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 2: 6 BEST Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with Creative Ideas)  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits… 

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Creative Block Review | crafting connections.net

Breaking through Creative Block

It is our business to be creative all the time. We publish a quarterly creative magazine – after all! Behind the scenes, and in front, Andrea and I are always making stuff. Projects. Ideas. Words. Photos. Magazine Layouts. With our little ones and without. And we do it all because we believe. We believe in… 

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The Secret is Out…

(This image is from our lovely Instagram feed (follow us!) – a great source of Inspiration & Creative Tips!) Have you recently felt it’s been a bit different around here? Feeling like something is brewing? Well you’re right! After 2 years of bringing you beautiful magazines and projects for your little ones ages 2-6, we… 

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Toddler and Preschooler working at a creative table

Explore More: How We Make Craft Projects for Multiple Ages

This image is from our project Glowing Lanterns and is a great example of one project being done two ways for multiple ages. When you have more than one little one, it can be hard finding projects that fit everyone’s needs. Older children enjoy more involved projects and often like to work towards a finished… 

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Explore Sound is a creative magazine for toddlers, preschoolers and children through age 8.

Explore Sound Magazine Available Now!

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.” – Jarod Kintz In case you missed it, we wanted to share that our newest magazine – Explore Sound – has hit the virtual shelves! This magazine is filled with art, crafts, science, literature and more. We even have an… 

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