3 Easy Projects to Inspire Kids Creativity
I know as busy mamas it can feel overwhelming to try to think of one more thing to do--especially when it comes to entertaining the kiddos. If you're like me, you love creating and being creative within your home and want to find ways to invite your kids into that. And I get how having kids around can sometimes make if feel like one more daunting task to get through, but I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be!
Yes, I've had my fair share of stressful projects in our home that didn't go so well. But because I've experienced those times myself I can now give you perspective and share some things we've done that are not only simple and easy, but also really meaningful.
So if you're looking to add more creativity into your days without the stress and overwhelm here are 3 projects you can pull together and try today (or plan ahead for) that I think will ignite your kid's imagination and creativity effortlessly.
1. Make a calendar together:
My oldest girls have loved making their own calendars recently. They love to write down their friends' birthdays, special outings and holidays making them feel like a little adult. Making your own calendar can be so simple and done with things you already have at home. Take some printer paper, make a fun border around the outside that's creative and unique to you. Write in the month at the top and google the dates for the year. You can also take some sturdier cardstock to put a cover and back on it to make it more fun. Make it a flip calendar by punching holes in the top and stringing jute or yarn through it to keep it together. Punch a hole in the middle at the top to hang it on your wall.
2. Make a gratitude journal together:
I’ve loved doing this with our kids and having them write down the things they’ve been thankful for. I especially love having it to look back on over the years and seeing all the sweet things they’ve written and thought of. Use a piece of cardboard or the back of a cereal box for your cover. Take about 5-7 pieces of regular text paper for your pages and fold in half. Once folded, put your cardboard on the top and back of your papers and punch holes down the left side and tie your string through each hole. Decorate the front and write on it. Take 5 minutes each day or once a week to write down something you all were thankful for that day and share about it together after you're done.
3. Decorate a room or a small space in your house together:
This can be as simple as making a creative table for the kids in a corner of the living room or rearranging a shelf. The point is to invite their creativity and ideas into the process, helping them grow and feel more confident in their own ideas. This has been really fun to do as my girls have gotten older. We’re in the middle of redoing one of the kids' bedrooms with a few minimal things like new paint and a rug (stay tuned here as I’ll bring you into the process soon). It’s been fun to have them be a part of it to pick out the theme and colors we want to use. This is an easy way to have your kids use their own creativity and feel like they’re a part of making your home meaningful and intentional. Another tip is to add their own artwork to the space. Have them draw a picture of anything that comes to mind or give them a prompt like a jar of flowers or a sunny day at the beach and let them get creative. Hang it in the room and watch their confidence in their ability to create grow as they see that you chose to hang their work in a space they can look at every day!
I hope these helped make you think of some creative things to start doing within your home and if you need some more inspiration and ideas head to my YouTube channel to watch some projects we’ve done in our home too.
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