Creative Picks – No.1

creative picks - no.1

Make a line, erase it, make a line, erase it. This gif is so joyful and charming, just like the all of the goodies we have to share with you this week.

Graphic Design GIFs by Gal Shir - 9

Source: Gal Shir

Ten artsy-creative things worth sharing this week.

I’ll start us off with a couple holiday-inspired projects from TinkerLab…

candy cane still life preschool winter craft
  1. Encourage drawing skills in this open-ended still life art project to make Candy Cane Drawings with preschool children. Candy cane eating not included 🙂 (photo above)
  2. Do you have a slime fan in your home? Try Cozy Christmas Slime Recipe and Sparkly New Years Slime.
  3. As you know, I’m a huge fan of process art, and my friend Deborah at Teach Preschool is talking about What is process art and why does it matter? On the topic, she’s hosting a January online conference on process art that you’ll want to know about. I’ll be one of the guest speakers and would love to see you there.
  4. This rustic wrapped present 5-minute DIY from Ananda at A Piece of Rainbow would be easy to do with kids, while also encouraging resourcefulness and a connection to nature. Plus, they’re so pretty!
  5. For a fun and easy last minute wrapping paper project for littles, make wrapping paper with cookie cutter paint prints from our friends at RedTedArt.
  6. Anne, my go-to STEAM colleague at Left Brain Craft Brain, shares a Christmas spin on building gum drop sculptures with her STEAM Gumdrop Sculpture Christmas Trees. Easy, seasonal, and fun for kids ages 3 and up.
  7. Kick-start your creative new year with 31 all-new daily art prompts in the free TinkerLab January Art Challenge.
  8. 30+ New Years Activities to do with kids, including countdowns, party hats, noisemakers, scavenger hunts, art projects, goal setting, reflection on the past year, and more.
  9. In that spirit, this New Year’s Eve Time Capsule with printable questionnaire is great.
  10. If you’d like to get cozy cooking with the kids in the kitchen this winter, try this fun Creative Cooking Challenge from Make and Takes.

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p.s. Have you been inspired by anything this week? Tell us about it in the comments and we may share it next week.