I’ve been pretty slow in the creative department these days…okay, for awhile now. I’ve been spending more time focusing on building a social network, which can feel quite labor intensive.
But I’ve also given some thought on how I haven’t given my kids a chance to really let their creative juices flow. Last year Piano Man handed out pretty nifty Charlie Brown-inspired Valentine’s Day cards, but he wasn’t part of the creative process. This Valentine’s Day, Piano Man and Linus get to hand out cards to their classmates. (Linus’ teacher recommended that preschoolers try writing their name down on each V-Day card.)
They’ve had fun slowly making each card personal and unique.
And the best part of all this? I see their creativity come to life.
(Top – Piano Man’s personalized cards to his classmates. Middle – Leftover card stock paper turned into bookmarks for Piano Man’s classmates. Bottom – Leftover butterfly punch outs to add a little spring fun to Linus’ V-day cards. And Linus’ name gets plenty of room to write his name on the back.)
It’s time to let go of my creative reign and give them the freedom to explore.
What creative outlets are you exploring or helping others to explore?
TUTORIAL: Charlie Brown (Mailbox) Valentine’s Day Card
TUTORIAL: 3D Mini Paper Garland
TUTORIAL: Valentine Paper Heart Garland
TUTORIAL: Shooting Arrowed Hearts Construction Sign Decoration
TUTORIAL: Chinese Lunar New Year Red Envelopes
TUTORIAL: Legends of Chima Card Invitations
From my hometown to yours,