Friday, October 17, 2008

Creative Kids



Ideas for the non-creative moms or those that think they’re not creative.
I love being creative with my kids even though lately it has not been as often as I like. One thing that we did consistently until last year (I really want to start doing this again) is making our own bulletin board. I wish I had a picture I could post of one of them but I will do my best to uh… paint you a picture (okay, okay bad pun). I would put up butcher paper on the wall one section above the other and then put a border around it like at school. (I have a Rubbermaid full of borders from teaching. They are really cheap at the school supply stores.) Then I would have the kids do projects that go on the board. For instance, our fall board.
I painted a tree trunk with tempera and then made what were supposed to be branches. Then I had the kids sponge-paint fall colors on leaf print outs that I put up all over the branches. Next, the kids water colored squirrels that I put on the board. Then we did acorns, apples, pumpkins, scarecrows, and turkeys. It turned into a great piece of artwork that changed every season.

When I need to get my creative juices flowing, I like to visit DLTK's Sites for inspiration.

Are you a mom who is in need of some creative ideas pop on over to Heart of the Matter to find out what other moms do to encourage their kids creativity.

3 comments:

  1. You're so creative! I think it is nice to make the school area seasonal-those little changes sort of re-energize the space.
    I hope you have a great week-end.

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  2. I love the idea of the bulletin board! I've always just had a plain old, undecorated board, but I'm always drawn to all the fun borders. great idea!

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  3. Wonderful idea for the bulletin board! My kids love to do art and this will be a fun way to make it meaningful. Thanks for the great idea!

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