This is one of the projects my kids did all by them selves. There was a toys magazine on our creative table and a game began - after creating this they played with it. They used a cardboard box to put underneath - all three of them joined in... very simple and easy invitation to play and create.. This shows me the importance of have access to art supplies and having a plage in the house that is meant for creative exploration and mess!
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p a p i e r m a c h e Preparations for Earth Day, coming up this Saturday - we are experimenting with papier mache ... Have you tried to work with papier mache?
It's Such a great method to create 3D projects. We used a giant ballon as the mold for the papier mache.
Looking down from the world's biggest portable ferriswheel - I boys with long hair and birds nest in the back ( can you say that ? what we call it in Danish when the hair is very messy )
b r e a t h e Getting ready to go - out of the door with three kids, are always kind of stressful to me, but once we are on the other side of that door - it's wonderful and we are ready to explore and see new things.
t r a v e l a r t s u p p l i e s
The kind Erica @liviandemer asked me last time we went travel, what I bring as art supplies for the kids.
I always bring art supplies:
universal black thin pens
their sketch books
It's not a lot, but from experience I have learned that less is enough- they have a variety at home, so when we travel, having simple supplies open their senses and eyes to other things, which is what travel is about to us.
I used a recycled box, but a plastic box would be great too. We travel by car this time, but when we go by plane, I make a plastic bag for each of them.
And when we reach our destination, I try to bring the sharpies and their sketch books with me as much as I can... Little extra advice: The first sketch books I bought were not good quality - and it's a shame as we bring them each time with us and it's such an amazing way to recall old travels. So these are new sketch books and easy to unfold and get going too.
d r a w y o u r s e l f I think the best invitations to create and play are the ones that are simple, opened and where kids at all ages can join in. I remember doing this with my kids when they were smaller and they love all the little things that goes with this. To place yourself on a big paper, to be drawn around makes them laugh, to see your whole body afterwards... and then endless possibilities open - here Fjor choose to draw himself with the close her had on - but just to walk upon yourself is great fun to.
As you can see I drew Ines on the other end - so the living room is now one big invitation to create....
m o n s t e r t r u c k 🏻 By Birk 9 yo... it only took like 5 min... can't believe it
These are snowdrop letters - it's a danish tradition around Easter. This month children all over Denmark will be sitting at home, kindergarten or school cutting holes in paper and drawing lots of dots....all in the hope of getting a chocolate Easter egg.
You have three guesses and if you guess, you will have a chocolate Easter egg from the one who send the letter, if not - you will receive a chocolate Easter egg.
This is from Fjor ( . . . . ) and off cause I did not guess it
p r o c e s s a r t "Process art is an artist movement as well as a creative sentiment where the end product of art and craft, is not the principal focus... Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.
Why is process art important for kids?
because they learn from open-ended invitations and play. It allows them the chance to explore the world around them, ask questions and see how things work. Process art allow kids room to be themselves, make their own decisions and just create.
When my children were little we did almost only process art, now that they are older, we can also focus on the product and I can see how the process art have given them something unique because all three of them have their own opinions on how to create.... Ask yourself:
do I have a preconceived opinion about what the end result 'should' be like?
will I be upset if the end result doesn't look in a certain way
If no, it's a process art activity.
Why is process art important for me as parent: I found out that when we do process art, I let myself get carried away along with my kids. It reduces my stress and it's gives me a certain energy, that I worship deeply - I feel like the coolest mama