Here is an activity to get your creative juices flowing while keeping the kids occupied.
How to make the most of this activity
- Let your creative genius guide you. The goal is not to make a vision board or a collage on any preconceived topic. Just have fun and the theme will reveal itself. It may surprise you.
- Start with the assumption that you won’t share your page with anyone. I kept on worrying about how it would look on my blog and I wasn’t making any progress until I thought, ‘This is just for me, I’m not sharing it on my blog’. (Then, of course, I am.)
- There are no rules. You can use words or just pictures. You can stick the pictures in any order, next to or on top of each other, colour your page or leave it white.
- Use non-toxic glue. Or even better – use homemade glue. Some of it will be eaten.
- Resist the urge to direct your children when their creations start resembling a toy catalogue. It’s not the end of the world. If you stay focused on your own project, you’ll enjoy it more plus it’s a good practice in letting your kids make their own choices.
- Allow plenty of time. My children are still going 1 hour after I finished my creation (which gives me time to squeeze in writing a blog post).
Use this activity when you need a mood changer!
The day was promising to be a total write-off. I was exhausted, kids were screaming. My son told me they were only behaving the way they were because I was mean to them… he was right. By the time we were finished cutting and sticking we were all re-energised, feeling great about ourselves and more together.
I could recognise my theme. My pages spoke of regaining my child-like qualities. It had curiosity, sense of wonder, lightness, strength, adventure and fairy tales. It set the tone of the rest of my day.
Through Creative Every Day I also discovered this creative blog hop: