As you might know after reading a few of my articles. I love crafts, drawing, painting and anything that involves expressing my and my children’s creativity.
I do a lot of research in order to find great ideas to engage the children and today you are so lucky that I am about to share, with you, where I get my inspiration from and – buckle your pants – no, it is not Pinterest. I don’t have anything against that community, but it is widely known and that wouldn’t be a big reveal, right?
The web is filled with webpages, more and more every day making difficult to find really good ones. It’s for this reason that every time I come by one that I really like, I don’t hesitate to save it in my bookmarks. I especially love the websites that take a different approach to the crafting and painting experience.
Here we go!
The artful parent. If you have read my articles before, you know I love this place. I mentioned it at
least twice before. Is created by JEAN VAN’T HUL, a creative mum of two who studied arts and art history. She has also published two books, The Artful Year and The Artful Parent, filled with great ideas. In her website, you not only can find near unlimited projects to do with the children at home or in the classroom, you can also download many resources. I like that she describes herself as a creativity enabler rather than just a crafter because that’s what I would want to do with any child. By example, this autumn we will be doing the Autumn Leaf Bunting. Definitely worth the visit!
Land art for kids. Although this website is not as well made as the previous one, I absolutely love the ideas shown. Nature is
always a must in our family and if we can combine it with art it’s a win! Recently we camped at Inverhuron and we found several structures and land art on one of our walks at the beach. We also made our own little creations that we left for others to enjoy. If you are interested about the land artist behind this movement, Richard Schilling, you can check out more of his amazing and beautiful art here.
Mer Mag. Not only are their ideas great, they are also presented in a very visually attractive way. I could spend my day just looking at the pictures of happy children playing. Made by Merrilee Liddiard, a mother, blogger and illustrator that has already published her first book “Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids” and also collaborates with GAP in the kid’s crafting weekends. A lovely blog, full of ideas and great pictures that is totally worth a visit.
Made by Joel. A great place for craft ideas for parents and children. Joel Henriques is an artist, designer and father whose love for art and crafts are present in all his projects. Hundreds of printable items and explanatory videos makes of this website one of my favourites.
Now it’s your turn to share! I would love to see which ones are your go-to sites for crafting ideas. Let us know in the comments below! Spread the good ideas with fellow parents!