Do you know about the Creative Table Project on Instagram?
If you would like to see more creativity in your child’s life and if you’re interested in joining an inspiring community of creative parents who swap ideas, Creative Table can help!
Last summer I invited my readers to share images of the creative things that are happening on their tables (or patios, backyards, sidewalks, etc.) as eye candy that we can all get inspired by, and then tag the image on Instagram with the hashtag #creativetable.
The project began small, but it’s since grown into a thriving visual database of 750+ creative tables that continues to grow each day! The range of ideas is great, which makes this especially fun and full of surprises: There are projects for babies and kids, science experiments, open-ended art making, seasonal crafts, sensory experiences, and cooking activities…just to name a few.
What makes this so awesome?
Not only is this a rewarding way to document the creative happenings in your home, but having the project in the back of your mind can also help you look for opportunities to build more creativity into your daily rhythm. Plus, the scale of the project now makes it a cool tool for gathering inspiration. I know of one reader who checks in every morning to scroll through images tagged with #creativetable as a way of finding ideas that she can use that day.
You can join!
If this is new to you, or in case you’re not on Instagram, here are some recent highlights from the Creative Table project. If you’re on Instagram and would like to play, we would LOVE to have you. Please read these guidelines first, and then be sure to add the hashtag #creativetable to your image.
A note about the images: Beneath each photo is the name and Instagram handle of the person the image belongs to, and any descriptive text that they added to their photo. I hope that these images inspire you as much as they inspire me!
#kidsinitiative #busykids #creativetable more #concoctions and #magicpotion
Maya Bisineer @thinkmaya
Scroll art. With the whole family. We are creating an “imaginary garden” inspired by a book by the same name #readeveryday #memetales365
Note: Planting a Rainbow is the book in the image.
Ali Wright @athomewithali
You can’t beat a paper plate for craft…….
:: string painting fun ::
Luiza Holub @luizaholub
Cloud dough! Kept my 17 month old busy(and quiet)for at least an hour! Super sensory great fun #creativetable
Here’s the cloud dough recipe that inspired this activity.
Jen Kossowan @mamapapabubba
Emilie Brehm @emiliebrehm
cardboard + aluminum foil + duct tape = parts for an under-table submarine
Rachelle Doorley @tinkerlab
Paint your own pottery shop. Who knew that my kids would love this so much? #creativetable
Shana Draugelis @shanachristine
The best thing about Amazon’s subscribe and save program are the huge boxes everything gets delivered in. Instant #creativetable (we added dot markers for now, but this may turn into a week-long project….)
So, what do you think? Will you join us?
If you’re a participant, you’re welcome to grab this button and add it to your posts or sidebar.
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