Monday, August 14, 2017
Nurturing a creative atmosphere by making a dedicated space for kids to be creative in, is a great way to help them explore their inner artist and develop their talents.
Hanging out in an area stocked with different art supplies will help children feel more dedicated toward their projects. A place they can always return to and easily finish what they started the day before.
To encourage all these activities, as well as keeping them interested, you can add new materials and move around – a creative space doesn’t need to be stationary. Put together a little gallery for your kids’ works of art, a place where they can proudly display their own favorites.
The materials can vary depending on your child’s age, interests and preferences. Some love drawing, some will prefer to paint or maybe make collages out of cut paper, using scissors and glue. Some will do it all! Make sure you stock different options to enable your kids to do whatever they feel like and to be more involved in their own choices – different options will also make it easy when they have playdates.
You can even make some of the art supplies portable so your little ones can easily and quickly pack up a little bag to bring with them…
2. Keep drawings and paintings safe in a dedicated art box - Nozo will guard them.
3. Use an Elphee placemat to keep hold of paper when a little artist makes the first creative strokes.
4. Compartment plates will find perfect use for sorting beads and the likes – it's not just for food.
5. Store in boxes.
6. Why not use your favourite snack board as a paint pallet.
If you set up a creative space for them to invent, dream up, craft, compose, make-believe and even make mistakes in – and then leave them to it, kids will use that space as they see fit. Remember to encourage the process, rather than the final result and let them set their imagination free.