In this day and age of electronics kids are engrossed in video games and watching video’s on youtube. They don’t get enough creativity in their daily lives. Crayola hosted a “Inside the Box” live chat with Lisa Loeb on Facebook last week and she shared important tips and creative activities for kids to help them get unplugged and enhance their creativity.
Just in case you missed it You can catch it in it’s entirety here:
She shared how her parents enhanced her creatively. They always supplied stuff like crayons, paper bags, glue, paint etc and just her make things with them. Encouraged then to play. Her childhood sounded a bit like mine in a way. She also shares what a day in the life with her own daughter is like and how she lets her express her self through touch and texture. It’s important for children to explore. She shared where she goes for project inspiration. Mommy Blogs and Crayola.com. She’s a mom that’s a lot like you and me.
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Our Thoughts: I always try to encourage creativity with my children. We have a large variety box of Crayola products that I love to pull out for the kids to sit and get involved with projects. My daughter really loves Art and is very talented. The boys enjoy crayons and chalk and love to draw too.
My daughter used the double sided dry erase board and made a really cute drawing. I think it will be very useful to keep in the kitchen to write down my grocery list or to just sketch out ideas when were deciding on projects to tackle around the house. I love that it has two sides. Here’s a drawing my daughter did.
The one thing she really loved out of the box of crayola products that we were sent for review was the crystallized window markers. We have a large picture window that she can use her creativity and draw us something for the holiday on it. High school kids love writing on car windows for school games and meets and I can see that they would love to use these to offer a bit of Flair to their writings. Here’s a drawing on my daughters bedroom window.
Markers are perfect for pre-teen girls and teenagers to use so express their thoughts and ideas for the whole world to see. We loved all the other products in the box and think they are wonderful for in the car, too. I love that Crayola is loved by my children and allow them to put down the electronics and add a color to their lives and imaginations.
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