Crafting with Nature – Beach Mandala

Close-up of a beautiful beach mandala

Have you ever noticed that the most beautiful things in nature are impermanent? Rainbows, sunsets, blooming flowers, even old stately trees will someday fall. I think this is one of the most important reasons for little ones to be exposed to nature, to be able to explore it, notice it, and see how imperfectly perfect… 

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Fancy Decorated Paper Hat Project

Make Your Own Decorated Paper Sun Hat

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

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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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How to Build Creative Habits

how to develop a creative habit with your kids

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about your child’s crafting style, about finding time for making art, and about ways to come up with creative ideas. These are all key elements to developing a creative habit with your children – habits that will turn into life styles, into creative and critical thinking, into… 

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Why Pinterest is Killing your Child’s Creativity

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

Let me start by saying this: I love Pinterest. I love all the beautiful pictures, inspiring quotes and myriad of projects. But over the years, I’ve come to notice something about Pinterest…two things really: First, Pinterest is a total time suck. You go on for “just a few minutes” to find a new project for… 

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